The Bayelsa Government says it has approved the construction of 2,000 low cost housing units to tackle shortage of ccommodation.The Commissioner of Information, Nathan Egba, disclosed this in a statement in Yenagoa.
Egba said that another 80 units would be built for public officers and appointees.The commissioner explained that the decision was taken at its State Executive Council meeting presided over by Gov. Timipre Sylva.
Egba stated that the decision followed the sale of houses at the Commissioners' Quarters in Opolo to top government officials.
He said the new housing projects would be built on a public-private partnership, adding that details had been worked out by the Ministries of Finance and Budget, and Housing and Urban Development.
Egba stated that the present administration was committed to the provision of affordable accommodation to the people as an integral programme of Chief Timipre Sylva-led government.
The commissioner further said Gov. Sylva, at the meeting, solicited for support for President Goodluck Jonathan.
"The governor also expressed confidence at the president's ability to deliver democracy dividends to the nation," he added. (NAN)