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N3bn Delta Abuja towers ready for commissioning

19 January 2013, 14:43

Asaba - The Commissioner for Housing in Delta, Chief Paulinius Akpeki, has said that the N3 billion Delta Abuja Towers would be ready for inauguration next month.

The commissioner disclosed this on Friday in Asaba while briefing newsmen on the activities of the ministry since he assumed office in July 2011.

Akpeki said the Abuja Towers was one of the projects inherited by the ministry.

He said the ministry had also completed work on the the state government house in Lagos, which would also be commissioned in February.

Akpeki listed other projects completed by the ministry to include 14 housing estate projects across the state, the new government house and the new secretariat which is currently being occupied by six ministries.

"The Abuja towers, a 15 story building will serve as administrative office and a guest house to raise revenue for the government,’’ he said.

He said that the government was working with the Federal Mortgage Bank to build owners occupier housing estates for state civil servants in the state.

Akpeki said the government had worked out arrangement to engage private developers under its public private partnership (PPP) programme to meet the housing needs of the people.

The commissioner, who assured the people of government’s commitment to deliver the dividends of democracy to them, urged them to support the government.

Responding on behalf of his colleagues, the chairman, Nigeria Union of Journalist, Detla Counciil, Mr Norbert Chiazor, pledged that the union would collaborate with government to disseminate information to enhance development in the state.

- NAN

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