By Abdallah el-Kurebe
Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto state has laid foundation for the construction of 250 housing units for civil servants in the state.
Sighted at Karasawa along Sokoto – Airport airport road, the project consists of four-bedroom detached duplex, three-bedroom detached bungalow and two-bedroom semi detached bungalows.
Speaking at the foundation-laying ceremony, which was attended by the Managing Director of the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria, Gimba Ya’u Kumo, Tambuwal said that the state government would revive the state Savings and Loans agency in order to help citizens acquire homes at affordable, long tenured- loan terms.
“The state government now has three housing projects currently under construction and are expected to come on stream next year,” he said adding that more than 1,300 units of houses would be put to use for the benefit of the people of Sokoto State.
The Governor said that while his administration would provide necessary incentives to enable workers own homes, the state government will partner with FMBN, labour unions and the organised private sector to boost housing in the state. “Access to lands and other documentations needed will be simplified so as to boost investment in the sector.”
FMBN MD, Kumo said the estate would facilitate the development of Sokoto by creating more than 4000 direct and indirect jobs in the course of the construction, adding that FMBN provides affordable mortgage loans which are repayable in 30 years.
He commended the people of Sokoto for embracing the National Housing Fund which he said is the bank’s flag ship housing delivery mechanism.
Posted by Abdallah el-kurebe