Published On: Wed, Apr 17th, 2019

FHA set for nationwide affordable housing -MD

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By Mashe Umaru Gwamna

The Managing Director of the Federal Housing Authority (FHA) Professor Mohammed Al-amin yesterday said that his agency was set to embark on nationwide mass and affordable housing project.
Al-amin, who spoke to journalists shortly after the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola inspected the 764- unit Zuba mass housing project being constructed by the agency said, the project when commence, will spread to local governments and states.
To this end, he said 46 sites had been profiled for the project, adding that its pilot scheme will take place in Ibadan and Kastina.
He said: “The nationwide affordable housing is going to be across the local government areas, in the state capitals or in any place where we get land and we see that the affordability is there.
“Presently, we have profiled 46 sites and after the pilot scheme in Ibadan and Kastina, we will now deploy resources to all those places’’.
On the Zuba mass housing, Al-amin said the first phase of the project will be ready for commissioning in August, stating that the sum of N3.7bn had so far been expended on it.
“This is a nine-month project and by the end of August, we hope to commission the phase one. A total of N3.7bn has so far been committed to the project.
Earlier, Fashola had expressed satisfaction over the level of work done at the project site and reiterated the Federal government’s commitment to providing mass and affordable housing for Nigerians.

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