From Ahmad Mohammed,Bauchi
The Bauchi State Commissioner for Environment and Housing, Hamisu Muazu Shira has explained that the federal government is expected to soon release funds to the state government for the construction of the proposed 2,500 housing units in the state.
Shira disclosed this while answering questions from newsmen on the recent visit of Governor Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed to the Minister of Finance, Hajiya Zainab Shamshuna Ahmed in her office, Abuja.
The Commissioner said according to the Minister of Finance, efforts are on top gear by the ministry to release 6 billion naira out of the 12 billion naira so as to ensure the commencement the project in the state.
He said so far about ninety percent of the preparations for the takeoff of the project have been completed.
“Let me commend His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Bauchi State, Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed for embarking on advocacy visits to critical stakeholders in Abuja, it is an indication that the governor is determined to bring development to the state.
Shira said the construction of the 2500 housing units was in line with the policy trust of the administration of Governor Bala Mohammed to provide affordable accommodation to common man and civil servants.
He assured the resolve of the ministry to support the present administration to modernize the state through construction of many housing units across the state.
“Your Excellency, our ministry is ever ready to give you the required support to enable you leave legacies by performing better than his predecessors.”
On the governor’s visit to the Minister of Environment, the Commissioner said the visit has yielded positive result as the ministry has pledged to assist the state through the support of international organizations to overcome its environmental challenges.
Shira said the ministry is currently working to restore the lost glory of the State Waste to Wealth Recycling Plant Factory so as to provide job opportunities to unemployed youth thereby reducing poverty in the society.