Abuja - Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde
Raji Fashola, has expressed the ministry’s readiness to partner stakeholders to
solve the housing challenges in the country.
He noted the huge potential and economic value chain
available in the sector.
Fashola spoke after receiving members of the Association of
Housing Corporations of Nigeria (AHCN), led by the President, Alhaji Mohammed
Adamu, in Abuja in his office.
“The Ministry is working hard to evolve agreeable and
adaptable housing designs that would be replicated across the country and is
thus ready to partner with cooperatives, housing associations and the private
sector to expand on the housing delivery and bridge the gap,” said Fashola.
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He noted the provision of housing went beyond construction
alone but includes the industrialization of the various materials used in the
construction of the houses such as furniture in order to boost the nation's
economy and provide jobs for the people.
Adamu, meanwhile said his association was not oblivious of
the housing challenge facing the country, hence it has designed a programme
proposing to develop 740 000 housing units within the next five years across
the 36 states of the federation.
He solicited the federal and state governments support to
execute the proposed programme.
- CAJ News