On Sunday, Vice President Kashim Shettima announced that, despite efforts from all three levels of government, Nigeria needs N21 trillion to effectively bridge the housing deficit.
This was announced by Shettima in Sokoto, where the State government is constructing a housing estate with 500 units.
The Vice President acknowledged that the housing gap in Nigeria remained a major concern, and he praised Governor Ahmed Aliyu for his work to meet the housing requirements of the people of his State.
“We will need N21 trillion to meet our housing needs,” Shettima stated, referring to Nigeria’s current currency.
The Governor’s action in this regard is to be commended and should serve as an example for other state administrations.
The governor is off to a good start because he has finished the highways and flyovers he inherited.
The Governor had previously stated that the housing estate was intended for government employees and would be sold to those individuals on an owner-occupancy basis once construction was complete.
Former Governor Aliyu Wamakko started this initiative, but the previous administration discarded it, as Aliyu explained.
But we will see it through to the end so that our employees and the public can benefit.
Among those present at the event commemorating the administration’s first 100 days in office were Senator Aliyu Wamakko, Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, and Senator Abubakar Kyari.