By Mashe umaru Gwamna
The Minister for Power, Works and Housing Babatunde Fashola said with the Ploit scheme of national housing over 1000 people have been employed every day, apart from the staff of the successful contractors
Fashola, who stated this during press briefing in Abuja, to mark his 3rd year anniversary in office ,said the nationwide Housing Construction has being undertaken in the 34 states where we have received land.
He said the National housing scheme sites are an ecosystem of human enterprise, where artisans, vendors, suppliers and craftsmen converge to partake of opportunities and contribute to nation building.
The Minister pointed out that “Our parastatals like the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN) and the Federal Housing Authority (FHA) are also contributing with “Policies like the reduction of equity contribution from 5% to 0% for those seeking mortgage loans of up to N5million and reduction from 15% to 10% for those seeking loans over N5million are helping to ease access to housing.
While maintaining that “The ministry is also tackling the backlog of issuance of consent and Certificates of Occupancy to Federal Government land.
“A total of 1,216Application for Consent to transfer interests in Land application and 1,300Certificates of occupancy have been approved and signed respectively as at 25th October 2018.
Some of these transactions started over a decade ago and those just getting certificates acquired their properties years back but never got title”
“Federal Secretariats in Zamfara, Bayelsa, Nasarawa and
Ekiti where public works are being undertaken, and to mention the Zik Mausoleum in Onitsha which has now been practically completed.
“You will go a long way back in our history to find out when
Federal Government set out such clear objectives and is able to come back to show its progress report”,Fashola said.