11 February 2013

Nigeria: FCTA to Build 1,500 Houses At Centenary Village

The FCT Administration (FCTA) said it has already earmarked plots of land to build 1,500 houses at the Abuja Centenary Village to upscale its social housing scheme.

The FCT Minster, Senator Bala Mohammed, stated this while receiving the Polish Deputy Marshal, Region of Wielkopolska, Poland, Mr. Leszek Wojtasiak, who led a business delegation to his office on Friday.

The Minister also said that the houses, which will be built to commemorate the 100 years of the amalgamation of the Northern and Southern Protectorate of Nigeria by the British colonialists, will reduce the housing need of the residents of the Federal Capital Territory.

Senator Mohammed stated that his Administration has unbundled the land administration of the Federal Capital Territory, which has been opened for full participation by organized private sector, consortiums as well as foreign investors.

According to him, the unbundling of land has culminated to the Abuja Land Swap Model initiative, where about 13 investors are already partnering with the FCT Administration to open up about 10 new districts by providing infrastructure and recouping their investment from the sales of such land.

Speaking earlier, Polish Deputy Marshal Region of Wielkopolska, Poland, Mr. Leszek Wojtasiak, appreciated the warm reception accorded him and his business delegation.

Mr. Wojtasiak noted that Abuja is a beautiful city, which is as a result of its planning as well as its management; adding that they were impressed with its lovely infrastructural development, particularly the road network.

He said they were in Nigeria, especially in Abuja to rub minds and find areas of collaboration and partnership.

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