The Nigerian Government has promised that it will be constructing one million housing units per year to close the gap of 17 million to 20 million housing deficits by the year 2033.
This promise was made by the Minister of State, Works and Housing, Abubakar Aliyu on Saturday in Abuja, when he inspected the Federal Housing Authority (FHA) mass housing project in Zuba, Federal Capital Territory.
Noting that government currently constructs 100,000 houses per year, Aliyu said the number would be increased to one million to meet the crucial needs of the citizens.
He said, “The production now is low; we are constructing 100,000 houses per year and we hope to improve it by constructing one million houses per year to close the gap of 17 million to 20 million housing deficits by the year 2033.
“That is the target of the government. We are committed to doing that and to ensure that the programmes, policies are accomplished.
“We will provide enabling environment to attract investors into the sector to help solve the problem of housing deficit in the country and to achieve the government’s goal by 2033.”
He also assured that issues associated with the acquisition of lands would soon be addressed by the government.
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