Federal Government Initiates Allocation of Affordable Houses to Nigerians

Soukaina Sghir
Soukaina Sghir
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The Federal Government of Nigeria has officially commenced the allocation process for affordable houses, marking a significant step in President Bola Tinubu’s efforts to enhance the National Housing Programme. The introduction of “Renewed Hope Cities and Estates” aims to make housing more accessible to the common citizens of Nigeria.

Improvements and Affordable Housing

Mr. Martin Gyado, the Federal Controller of Housing for Adamawa, confirmed the commencement of the allocation process in a recent interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). He highlighted President Tinubu’s commitment to improving the National Housing Programme and ensuring affordability by introducing these new housing initiatives.

The introduction of Renewed Hope Cities and Estates is part of a broader strategy to make housing more affordable for the average Nigerian citizen. To facilitate this initiative, the Federal Ministry of Housing has formally requested all state governments to allocate 50 hectares of land to develop these renewed hope cities and estates.

State Approval and Land Allocation

Gyado noted that the request for land allocation in Adamawa has already been submitted to Governor Umaru Fintiri and is pending approval. The success of this initiative depends on collaboration between the federal and state governments, to address the housing needs of the Nigerian population.

The ongoing allocation process builds upon previous efforts to reduce the housing deficit in Nigeria. Houses constructed under previous administrations have contributed to alleviating the shortage of affordable housing in the country.

In Adamawa, the housing projects are organized into three phases. Two phases, consisting of 190 units each, have been completed and fully serviced with essential infrastructure, including roads, electricity, and water.

Application forms for the housing allocation are available at housing controllers’ offices across the country, with no associated costs. Gyado assured that a fair and transparent process would be employed during the allocation, emphasizing that due process would be followed to ensure that qualified applicants meet the awarding criteria.

While acknowledging the high demand for these affordable houses, Gyado urged potential beneficiaries to rest assured that the allocation process would be conducted meticulously. Despite the exceeding number of subscribers compared to available houses, eligible individuals stand a chance of securing a home through the initiative.

Soukaina Sghir

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