The Federal Government of Nigeria through the Federal Housing Authority is to commence construction of affordable houses in Kebbi state.
This was revealed by the Authority’s Managing Director and Chief Executive, Senator Gbenga Ashafa, during the handing over ceremony of keys to the beneficiaries of 60 houses in the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria joint housing delivery venture with FHA Mortgage Bank, by the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami.
Senator Ashafa, who is also the Chairman of Federal Housing Authority Mortgage Bank, stated that the development was in line with management’s resolve to expand the Authority’s operations throughout all the states of the federation.
Speaking further, the MD said that the move is to use the housing sector to create jobs in line with the government of President Muhammadu Buhari’s stance on stimulating the economy, creating jobs and lifting more citizens out of poverty. ” we have to use the value chain benefits of the housing sector to help create jobs for our people”
The FHA boss went on to say “apart from giving our citizens befitting and affordable accommodation, our project will help employ our youths and reduce greatly, all forms of crimes”.
The project which is a collaboration between Federal Housing Authority and the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria is expected to start soon with the capacity of creating thousands of jobs.
Earlier, the MD/CE inspected the 150 hectares of land for the proposed estate in Kalgo, Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi state.
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