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We’ve Built Six Thousand Houses For Nigerians — Buhari Govt

President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration has constructed around 6,000 housing units across the country, according to Mu’azu Sambo, Minister of State for Works and Housing.

The houses were financed by the Federal Housing Authority (FHA) and the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria, he said (FMBN).

Mr. Sambo suggested that Nigerians at home and abroad should purchase the homes advertised on the ministry’s website.

“These houses are reasonably affordable to most Nigerians and if they are not able to pay immediately, we encourage them to approach FMBN and open account with the bank,” he explained. “Interested Nigerians could open an account with FMBN or any of the primary mortgage institutions, especially if they contribute to the National Housing Fund. The houses are sold on the portal because we want to be transparent. Nigerians are advised to go online, look at the houses they like, and in any states and apply.”

Mr Sambo also mentioned that 700 units out of the 6,000 units would be inaugurated in Zuba in May, adding that one of the priorities of Mr Buhari’s regime is to provide social houses.

“The government priority is social inclusion, which targets reduction of poverty and enhancing the livelihood of poor people by building houses that will give them comfort, shelter, and sustainability,” said the minister. “For instance, we don’t want to build a house that is expensive and difficult to maintain. Our intention is to meet the requirement of the Constitution, which is right to shelter for every Nigerian.”

In addition, the minister said the regime was working to deliver 900 housing units under its National Housing Programme (NHP) in 35 states across the country.

“We have completed the phase one of NHP and in some states, phase two has been completed and in some states, we are in phase three,” he disclosed. “Almost all the states are in phase three. In each state, they are not less than 100 houses, and we are looking at 300 houses in three phases. Some of them are being commissioned but we are going to commission that of Taraba this month.”


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