Minister says FG will provide 1 million housing units annually

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The Federal Government has promised to address housing deficit by delivering one million houses per year to close the 17 million shortfall by the year 2033.

The Minister of State, Works and Housing, Mr Abubakar Aliyu said this while making an inspection of the Federal Housing Authority (FHA) mass housing project in Zuba, Federal Capital Territory.

Aliyu said the government had decided to improve on current construction of 100,000 houses per years in order to meet the basic needs of the people.

He said that the production now is low; we are constructing 100,000 houses per year and we hope to improve it by constructing one million houses per year in order to close the gap of 17 million to 20 million housing deficits by the year 2033.

“That is the target of government. We are committed to doing that and to ensure that the programmes, policies are accomplished.”

In addition, he said that FG will provide enabling environment to attract investors into the sector to help solve the problem of housing deficit in the country and to achieve the government’s goal by 2033.

Aliyu added that the problems associated with acquisition of lands would be addressed. But when making remarks on the Zuba project, the minister said it was designed specifically to address the huge housing deficit for the middle and low income earners and was to be completed by August but was  delayed because of the rainy season.

He gave assurance that the government would deliver the project as soon as possible.

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