We are constructing affordable houses for Nigerians across the country – Fashola

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The Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Babatunde Fashola has confirmed the construction of affordable houses by the federal government across the country under its National Housing Programme.

Fashola who stated this while inspecting 80 of the houses being constructed in Kaduna said the programme was initiated to bridge the housing deficit in the country.

Fashola, who was represented by the North West Director of Highways, Mr Olalekan Busari, said that 20 indigenous contractors were handling the project in Kaduna State.

He said that the programme would empower the people, develop indigenous capacity in housing delivery, provide decent accommodation to Nigerians and create millions of jobs across the country.

The Federal Controller of Works in the state, Mr Bob Isiki, said the houses consisting of one, two and three bedroom bungalows have reached 75 percent completion stage.

Aishatu Tisha, team leader, National Housing Programme, said the various projects nationwide would assist the youths to be gainfully engaged and empower local traders where the building materials were sourced.

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Godwin Okafor is a Financial Journalist, Internet Social Entrepreneur and Founder of Naija247news Media Limited. He has over 16 years experience in financial journalism. His experience cuts across traditional and digital media. He started his journalism career at Business Day, Nigeria and founded Naija247news Media in 2010. Godwin holds a Bachelors degree in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from the Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos. He is an alumni of Lagos Business School and a Fellow of the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton Seminar for Business Journalists). Over the years, he has won a number of journalism awards. Godwin is the chairman of Emmerich Resources Limited, the publisher of Naija247news.

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