Zaria - The Kaduna State Government said on Monday that it would build 3,000 houses across the state before the end of this year to accommodate civil servants and the general public.
Alhaji Abdulsalam Baba-Ahmed, the Commissioner for Lands, Survey and Country Planning, made disclosure while addressing newsmen in Zaria, Kaduna State.
Baba-Ahmed said 1,000 houses would be built in each of the three senatorial districts of the state through Public-Private-Partnership arrangement.
"These houses will be built in Kaduna, Zaria and Kafanchan respectively and very soon construction of 1,000 houses in Zaria will commence alongside other zones.`We have just got approval for Zaria and it’s due to commence as soon as possible. We want to build an extension of new Zaria.That is to have more layouts by expanding the town to become more efficient to contain all sorts of new houses," he said.
On the target beneficiaries, the commissioner said they were divided into two categories of civil servants and general public.
``For civil servants, it will be on 'owner-occupier' where a civil servant will stay in the house and the money will be deducted from his salary on monthly basis, and if he retires, the money will be deducted from his gratuity,’’ he said.
On the demolition at Kaduna Millennium City (Haying-Danbushiya), which left many people homeless, Baba-Ahmed said government had already acquired the land from its rightful owners and paid them compensation.
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