By Mashe Umaru Gwamna
The Minister of State for Works and Housing, Engr. Abubarka Aliyu, said the Abuja Mass Housing from assessment in 75% complete.
Aliyu made the disclosure recently,during a working visit to Abuja Mass Housing Project in Zuba, Abuja.
Briefing Newsmen after the inspection, the Minister reiterated Federal Government’s commitment to completing all on-going and abandoned projects across the country.
“From assessment, the project is about 75% completed and would be delivered very soon to meet the 20 million housing deficit in the country”, According to him,the Federal Government would scale up the 100,000 housing target to 1 million per year, adding that the government would provide the enabling environment for investors in order to meet the housing target for Nigerians.
“The inspection today has further demonstrated that the Federal Government through the Ministry of Works and Housing is serious in fulfilling the Federal Government’s promise of delivering affordable houses to Nigerians by the 2033”, he explained .
Earlier,the Project Manager, Federal Housing Authority, Arc. Ibrahim Shuaibu stated that the Project was awarded in 2017, but works actually started in late2018.
The house types consist of one bedroom of 22 blocks of flat of 352 units, 2 bedrooms of 33 blocks of 264 units, 3 bedrooms of 16block of flats of 128 units, 3 bedroom terrace of 5 block of 20 units duplex and 8 special units. Altogether, there is a total of 764 units.
There is also provision for internal roads, schools, shopping mall, and place of worship, Recreation Park, 15.00m collector road and 10.00m access road as the project.
According to Arc Shuaibu, more than 65% payment has been made and hoped that the project would soon be delivered.