Governor Dikko Radda of Katsina State has given approval for the construction of 500 houses within the state, marking a significant step in collaborative efforts with the federal government.
The allocated 25-hectare land, situated in close proximity to Umaru Musa Yar’adua University, Katsina, sets the stage for the implementation of the federal government’s Renewed Hope City Project.
Malam Ibrahim Kaula, the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, conveyed this pivotal decision during a statement issued over the weekend in Katsina. The approval was formally communicated to the Minister of Housing and Urban Development, Alhaji Ahmed Musa-Dangiwa, through the Commissioner for Lands and Survey, Dr. Faisal Kaita, in a meeting held last Thursday in Abuja.
The Renewed Hope City Project, unveiled in October 2023, aims to construct vibrant housing communities nationwide. With a focus on addressing housing and urban development, the initiative targets approximately 1,000 housing units in each state and 4,000 units in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). This aligns seamlessly with President Bola Tinubu’s Renewed Hope Agenda.
Following the nationwide launch of the project, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development sought land allocation from each state, emphasizing the need for strategic parcels. Kaula emphasized the crucial role of these allocations in ensuring the successful realization of the ambitious Renewed Hope City Project.
This collaborative effort underscores Katsina’s commitment to actively contribute to the national initiative of providing affordable housing solutions, playing a pivotal role in the overall development objectives of the country.