The Federal Government has expressed satisfaction that its ongoing National Housing Programme (NHP) across the country has reached about 70 per cent completion stage in the south-west.
The Federal Controller of Works, Kolawole Kukoyi, who led the team on an inspection tour to Abere in Ede North Local government area of Osun state at the weekend, commended the speed of work on the site so far.
Kukoyi explained that apart from addressing the housing deficit issues in the nation, the government has also developed different structures that empower private investors to contribute to the development of the nation.
“The Federal Government Housing Programme is a programme that is created to impact on the economy of the environment and to provide houses for the people; to intervene in the housing problem,” he said.
He also expressed joy that the NHP has created jobs for many locals as well as empowered the indigent ones involved in all the building stages.
The Federal Government had in the 2018 budget set aside N35.4bn to address the housing needs of its workforce under the NHP.
The programme which kicked off in 33 states of the federation is expected to deliver over 2,700 housing units in Nigeria.