Ahead of the commencement of the mass housing programme for teachers across the state, the Kwara State Government has commenced engagement with relevant stakeholders that are critical to the successful execution of the project, beginning with the leadership of the state wing of the Nigerian Union of Teachers.

The interactive session, which took place at the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development on Thursday, saw both parties speaking on their expectations about the project.

The state Commissioner for Housing and Urban Development, Aliyu Saifuddeen, while addressing the NUT delegates, said the interactive session became necessary in order to carry all stakeholders along in the mass housing project from the onset.

This, he said, was premised on the principle of transparency and inclusiveness of the Abdurahman Abdulrazaq-led administration.

Saifuddeen added that the NUT is therefore expected to avail the ministry with relevant data and other necessary information that will enhance the smooth, timely and seamless execution of the project.

The Chairman, NUT, Kwara State Wing, Oyewu Bashir, commended Abdulrazaq on what he called “novel idea of providing housing for teachers in the state.”

He added that Kwara teachers have never had it so good under any administration in the state like the administration of Abdulrazaq, “who has practically demonstrated in many instances his compassion for teachers in the state.”