This Day (Lagos)

24 November 2012

Nigeria: Demolition Victims to Benefit From Abuja Social Housing Scheme

The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Senator Bala Mohammed has assured that victims of the ongoing demolitions of illegal houses in the territory will benefit from its Social Housing Scheme.

Mohammed has in line with this move approved the allocation of 50 hectares of land to build the first phase of the Abuja Social Housing Scheme so as to take care of victims of demolition exercises and low-income earners.

The Minister gave this approval yesterday while receiving the former United States of America (USA) Ambassador to Nigeria, Dr. Robin Sanders who led a delegation of an American-based company - American Building Systems International to his office in Abuja.

He further assured that the FCT Administration (FCTA) would continue to partner with genuine investors to build decent and affordable houses to all classes of residents of the FCT in order to reduce housing deficit in Nigeria's capital.

"The visit of Ambassador Sanders is heart warming; as it is one of the outcomes of the last US Infrastructural Summit that was also attended by Nigerian delegation including FCT," he said.

Mohammed directed the FCDA Executive Secretary, Engr. Adamu Ismaila to as a matter of urgency earmark another plot of land at the Idu Industrial Zone to serve as site office to the American Building Systems International (ABSI).

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