Kaduna to Construct 10,000 Housing Units in Four Years

John Shiklam in Kaduna

The Kaduna State government has said it will construct 10,000 affordable housing units in the next four years.

The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Urban Development, Mallam Rabiu Yunusa, disclosed this Monday at a meeting of the National Council Lands, Housing and Urban Development which held in Kaduna.

Yunusa said the Kaduna State Governor, Senator Uba Sani, is working on a programme to construct the houses across the 23 local government areas of the state.

He added that the state had already attracted a Qatari charity organisation to provide 500 housing units for vulnerable people in the state.

Yunusa noted that the housing deficit in Nigeria is so high, stressing that the Kaduna State government is determined to address the situation.

Yunusa said: “We have so much housing deficits not only in Kaduna State. I don’t think in the last four years there is any state that built mass houses.

“Governor Uba is going to build 10,000 mass housing in the next four years.

“The challenges in the housing sector is not only peculiar to Kaduna State, it is something that affects every state even the Federal Government.

“But luckily in Kaduna, the 7- point agenda of the governor include the closing of the gaps in the housing sector.

“He is so passionate about addressing the challenges and he has directed us to come up with modalities. We have many things in the pipelines towards achieving set goals.“

He said the meeting was very important because it will enable the states to synergise with the Federal Ministry of Housing.

“We are going to close the gap in the housing sector in Kaduna State by 60 or 70 per cent in the next four years.

“If you are following the activities of the governor, you will know that he is concerned about the less privileged in the society and is determined to improve on their well being,” Yunusa said.

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