Jigawa approves N6bn for 1,500 housing units

The Jigawa State Executive Council has approved N6 billion for the construction of 1,500 units of houses to address the housing deficit in the state.

The state’s Commissioner for Information, Youth, Sports and Culture, Alhaji Sagir Musa, said this in a statement in Dutse.

According to Musa, the houses will comprise three-bedroom standalone and two-bedroom semi-detached flats in different parts of the state.

“The project will be executed in line with Gov. Umar Namadi’s 12-point agenda toward the provision of affordable and accessible shelter to the people,” he said.

He said N5.9 billion had already been released for the project, adding that 600 units of the houses would be constructed in Dutse, 200 units would be constructed in Hadejia and 100 units in Kazaure, Gumel, Ringim, and Binin-Kudu Local Government Areas (LGAs) of the state.

‘’Babura and Kafin Hausa LGAs will have 150 units each to address the paucity of accommodation in the areas,’’ he said.