Architect Ahmed Musa Dangiwa, the Minister of Housing and Urban Development, has revealed that there are plans to build 10,000 housing units in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The Minister spoke after he inspected the 1,250 Brains and Hammers Estate in Jibi, funded by the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN), and a condominium of 24 units of flats, comprising 1, 2, and 3-bedroom flats under the National Housing Programme Project in Karsana community, also in the FCT.

The minister also disclosed the FG’s intention to build houses for all Nigerians irrespective of their status, saying that the ministry would soon commence groundbreaking for the renewed cities project.

“We are already on the supplementary budget, so within a couple of weeks, we will start groundbreaking on some of the houses we intend to construct. In FCT, we are thinking about 10,000 housing units because the off-takers are already on the ground for both the high earners and middle and low-income earners.

“We intend to construct six megacities, Renewed Hope cities around the country, one in each geopolitical zone of the country and we intend to construct the Renewed Hope estates in the remaining 30 states of the federation. So depending on the regulatory outlay will we commence that construction,’’ he said.

He, however, declared that the FG would no longer tolerate abandoned projects across the country, saying that unserious developers and contractors would be edged out.

“As of the moment, what we are telling most of the contractors is that we will no longer tolerate any abandoned projects, we intend to recoup the investment done by the government earlier on.

Source: Blue Print