The Federal Government intends to construct 34,500 homes in chosen cities throughout the 36 states as part of the first phase of its Renewed Hope Cities Project, according to Minister of Housing and Urban Development Ahmed Dangiwa.
On a goodwill visit to Abuja on Saturday, Mr. Dangiwa made these remarks to Caroline Adepoju, the acting Controller-General of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS).
According to him, one of the government’s top priorities is to make adequate, affordable housing more accessible to all Nigerians.
“We will integrate and be inclusive of all Nigerian segments in our Renewed Hope Cities.”Affordable bungalows with one, two, and three bedrooms as well as multilevel apartments designed for those with low to moderate incomes will be included.
“We intend to construct Renewed Hope Cities countrywide despite the obstacles, with the first phase involving 34,500 dwellings in a few chosen cities and state capitals among the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.
“We will use Public Private Partnerships with reputable developers to offer the elegance of Terrace and Detached Bungalows and Duplexes to high-income earners,” he declared.
In keeping with President Bola Tinubu’s Renewed Hope Agenda, Mr. Dangiwa said the ministry had laid out specific, doable actions to enable Nigerians to achieve this.
“Reforming all federal housing agencies, including the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN) and the Federal Housing Authority (FHA), which are overseen by the ministry and entrusted with providing affordable housing to Nigerians, is a major focus.”These two establishments ought to be capable of fulfilling your organization’s objectives, which include providing all cadres of the diligent immigration officials with reasonable lodging.
Prioritizing housing is a top priority in any society, according to Ms. Adepoju.
Therefore, the reason we are here is to find out how our staff may profit from this new government. I am aware that there exist initiatives that the Nigerian Immigration Service can leverage to its advantage.
“Aside from that, sir, I have come to beg your help for our personnel,” Ms. Adepoju stated.
“We will use Public Private Partnerships with reputable developers to offer the elegance of Terrace and Detached Bungalows and Duplexes to high-income earners,” he stated.
The minister stated that the ministry would use funds from the FMBN to cover costs.