Hydro Power Producing Areas Development Commission (HYPPADEC) has officially flag off the construction of 160 detached 2 bedroom flats at the resettlement center of Muregi and Ketso communities in Niger state.
The groundbreaking ceremony was held at New Muregi resettlement center in Mokwa Local Government Areas of the state, saying that the building will have toilet and kitchen, in which Muregi will have allocation of 120 units and Ketso will get 40 housing units respectively.
The Managing Director HYPPADEC, Abubakar Yelwa, expressed concern over the economic and environmental disaster experienced over the years due to perennial flooding that has caused destruction of lives and properties in the affected communities.
While appreciating the state government for its support in actualizing the mandate of the commission, Yelwa assured that the first batch of the project will be commission before end of May this year.
He noted that the projects would be delivered as planned and in standard within the duration of 3 months period because sufficient funds of 30% to be released in each tranches to ensure completion for occupation by 12 communities, adding that each building will cost a sum of N4.8 million each.
Governor Abubakar Bello of Niger State has assured of full support to the HYPPADEC for its interventions in tackling various challenges facing the affected flooding areas, decried that four years ago about 150 Communities were flooded in Niger state.
Governor Bello, who assured to provide the necessary social amenities to the community like water, electricity, schools ongoing, urged them to take ownership of the projects hence to set up a relocation committee immediately after completion to ensure the use of the project.
Etsu Nupe and Chairman Niger State Traditional Rulers Council, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar, applauded the relentless commitment of HYPPADEC especially this project that was initiated over 20 years to be realized and assured for his maximum support to the commission.
The Chairman of mokwa, Abdullahi muregi, appreciated HYPPADEC and Governor Bello for all efforts to bring succour to the people and promised to mobilize the people to support the project to achieve the desired result.