Kebbi allocates land for 500 housing units’ construction

The Kebbi State Governor,  Alhaji Nasir Idris, has allocated land to the Federal Housing Authority (FHA) for the construction of 500 housing units for civil servants in the state.

Idris made this known when the Managing Director of FHA, Mr Oyetunde Ojo, paid him a courtesy visit in Birnin Kebbi recently.The governor pledged to pay compensation to landowners for the construction of the 500 pilot housing units by the FHA in Kebbi.

He said, “I am the happiest person today, as I attach topmost importance to the provision of affordable housing to the cross section of people, workers and non-workers alike.“When I was the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Chairman and National Union of Teachers (NUT) Chairman, we clamoured for the government to construct houses for the workers to address the housing deficit.

“That was how the Adamu Aliero Housing Estate was established and the houses were distributed to the workers on an owner-occupier basis, including federal workers,” he said.“I am assuring that all the needed documents for the planned housing estate will be made available as quickly as possible by the state Ministry of Lands and Housing,” the governor assured.