President Goodluck Jonathan will on Wednesday in Abuja, inaugurate 10,000 housing units for Nigerians under the Workers’ Housing Scheme.
This was disclosed by Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Senator Bala Mohammed, on Monday.
According to the minister, the housing scheme, which is a partnership effort between the Nigerian Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress, would be developed by Good Homes Development Company Limited.
Mohammed said, “The FCT Administration has provided land for the scheme and the developer would build various types of houses including 5 Bedroom Duplex; 4 Bedroom Duplex; 3 Bedroom Terrace Duplex; 3 Bedroom Block of flats and 2 Bedroom Block of flats”.
The minister, who said this in company of the supervising Minister of Labour and Productivity, Alhaji Kabiru Turaki and the Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Mrs. Akon Eyakenyi, noted that the project is part of the Federal Government’s commitment to providing affordable housing to Nigerian workers under the Transformation Agenda of the present Administration.
They stated that the FCT Administration, Federal Ministry of Labour & Productivity, and Federal Ministry of Lands, Housing & Urban Development have been mandated to fashion out the modalities for the inauguration at Apo Tafyi District, after the Apo Mechanic Village.
The ministers added that the scheme was designed for all the 36 states of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory to reduce the housing deficit in the country and most importantly provide affordable homes for Nigerian workers.