From Uche Uche, Damaturu.
The construction of 3,600 housing units across the 17 local government areas of state is to kick off in the next three weeks in fulfilment of the governor’s promise to provide standard and affordable houses for the benefit of citizens in the state.
The state Commissioner of Housing and Urban Development, Hon. Bukar Alhaji Dauda, stated this yesterday during a formal duo taking and handing over ceremony of the ministries of housing and urban development and the ministry of land and solid minerals which took place at the conference hall of the former ministry of land and survey.
The commissioner who commended the state governor for his foresight in separating the former ministry of land and survey into two ministries pointed out that this development would enhance the proper management of the resources and proper development of the state.
He called on the staff of the ministry to give adequate support to the commissioner of land and solid minerals as they have given him when he was the sole commissioner of the ministry of land and survey.
Speaking also during the occasion, the Commissioner of Land and Solid Minerals, Hon. Mohammed Lamin, who was before his appointment, the state Commissioner of Education, stated that there is a synergy between the two ministries working together for the development of the state, assuring that they are committed to that course.
He urged the staff of the two ministries to also be committed towards achieving such goals with the understanding that Yobe is for Yobeans.