Fashola unveils agenda for housing sector in Nigeria
The new Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola has unveiled the Federal Government of Nigeria’s plans for the housing sector.
According to him, there are plans to partner with governors to replicate the Lagos Homs model across the country, starting with the construction of 40 blocks of housing in each state. According to him, the concept will make available 12 flats per block and 480 flats per state to make 17, 760 homes for a start nationwide.
“We expect governors to play a critical role here, by providing land of between 5-10 hectares for a start, with title documents, and access roads or in lieu of access roads, a commitment that they will build the access roads by the time the houses are completed.
“This will mean at a minimum of four doors and two windows very conservatively per home; a demand for 71,040 doors and 35,520 windows nationwide in year one, which we will encourage to be made in Nigeria. These figures are only examples and not fixed in definition and they are subject first to budgetary approvals and availability of finance.
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