Ahmed Dangiwa, the Minister of Housing and Urban Development, announced the federal government’s plan to construct 34,500 residences for both low and high-income earners nationwide.
He revealed this information at the 12th National Council of Lands, Housing, and Urban Development meeting in Kaduna. Dangiwa emphasized housing as a key focus for the current administration led by President Bola Tinubu, stating, “It was based on this premise that we don’t want to leave any stone unturned.
“For the avoidance of doubt, we are ready to rewrite the history of housing development in the country by the time the tenure of this present government expires.
The minister confirmed that Phase 1 of the Renewed Hope Cities and Estates and Slum Upgrading Programme will begin across the nation before the year’s end.
According to him, “in the Phase 1 of the project, we have targeted to deliver 34,500 housing units consisting of 1, 2 and 3-bedroom affordable multi-level flats and bungalows for low-income earners.
He also said, “the phase will consist construction of high-end detached bungalows, terraces and duplexes for high income earners in Thirty (30) States of the Federation including, Kano, Lagos, Rivers, Borno, Enugu, Nasarawa, and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
According to him, to ensure affordability for Nigerians, “we have already mapped out the following options. These include Rent-to-Own, Public Rental, Mortgage Loans, and where applicable, outright sale.
Regarding the Slum Upgrading Programme, he mentioned that the Ministry intends to enhance a total of 26 slums situated in the six regions of the country, encompassing the Federal Capital Territory.
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