The Federal Government has announced its plan to build 500 housing units in Kaduna state to address the challenge of the housing deficit in Nigeria.

The Managing Director of Federal Housing Authority (FHA), Hon. Oyetunde Ojo disclosed this in Kaduna on Tuesday while receiving the Right of Occupancy (RoO) for 157 hectares of land given to FHA by Kaduna State Governor, Senator Uba Sani.

Hon. Ojo explained that the housing project which will start before the end of this year, will be delivered in phases, saying that, “with 157 hectares of land, we can assure the residents of Kaduna that, in phases, we will do more than 500 housing units in different categories.

According to him, “Though, this land is in three locations, on the land, we are going to create diaspora cities. Our first point of consideration on the building is for the people, we will make sure we build massively because this is the message of Mr. President to make sure we deliver houses for Nigerians at an affordable rate.

“This is why we keep telling Nigerians to be patient a little bit because this is a journey. We were here in Kaduna two months ago and we have seen the result of the journey. His Excellency Governor Uba Sani especially to say a very big thank you for making sure the land is available.

“Another process is the building which we are about to start the groundbreaking in Kaduna and less than a month from now, you will start seeing the work of Mr President, I won’t say the work of FHA.

“We are planning massive housing projects across Nigeria. The Federal Housing Authority will be building, the Federal Ministry of Housing and Urban Development will be building and even private developers will be building. That is why the Federal Executive Council has recently passed the infrastructural fund in which FHA is going to be a major beneficiary.
“We are assuring Nigerians that, in one year from now, they won’t be able to count the number of housing units that Emily’s have been delivered,” he said.

Peoples Daily