5 February 2013

Nigeria: Niger to Deliver 9,000 Housing Units Before 2015

Niger State government has set a target to construct 9,000 housing units before 2015 as part of its mass housing programme to make housing accessible to all in the state.

The general manager, Niger State Housing Corporation, Alhaji Mohammed Baba Adamu, who stated this while speaking to journalist over the weekend pointed out that the scheme targets low income earners.

He said the government would also place greater priority on civil servants, pointing out that a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) had been signed between the state government and some investors through Public Private Partnership (PPP).

Adamu assured that quality would not be compromised in the housing projects as the management of the corporation and other stakeholders were satisfied with the presentations of the investors before the MOU was entered into.

The general manager disclosed that the Ministry of Lands has advanced arrangements to pay compensation to owners of the land that the houses would be built to avoid any form of complications

According to him, vital documents like certificates of occupancy were being processed to serve as collateral to access funds from their banks for execution of the projects.

He said that the officials of the corporation were highly mobilized to ensure that quality job is done on the proposed housing units.

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