Mohammed Aminu in Sokoto
The Sokoto State Governor, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal, has approved the allocation of 38 hectares of land to various reputable private developers at the new Sokoto city expansion site for the construction of additional 2,000 housing units.
The estate would consist of the provision of three bedroom, two and one bedroom flats respectively.
Tambuwal made this known at the presentation of certificates of occupancy to the owners of disposed government quarters in Sokoto on Monday.
According to a statement signed by the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Media and Public Affairs, Abdullahi Sarkin Danko, in Sokoto, Tambuwal described the measure as part of the state government’s pursuit of an aggressive housing policy for the benefit of the citizens.
The statement further said that the developers include the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN).
Â It also said arrangements had been concluded with some of the developers to commence the provision of infrastructural facilities.
“Already, reputable private developers have concluded arrangements to begin construction of houses at the new Sokoto city,” the statement read.
It added that the state government had already made available 20 hectares of landÂ to the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing along Sokoto -Achida road for the construction of a housing estate.