NGO unveils 1,000 Housing scheme in Delta

Taiwo Ajayi
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A non-governmental organization, Global Center Real Estate Housing and Industrial Development, has launched an estate of 1,000 housing units in Ubulu-Okiti, Aniocha South Local Government Area of Delta State.

Performing the ground breaking ceremony at the community along Asaba/Benin expressway, the chairman of organization, Dr. Vincent Agbo, said the organization will sell the houses at affordable rate at the completion of the construction of the buildings.

He said, “We are not selling land, we are selling the houses at the completion of the 1,000 housing units of estate for the first phase.

“Based on the unstable economy in Nigeria, we cannot ascertain the cost of the house until we finish the project, then, the market price will determine.”


He said the organization is embarking on 400,000 housing units nationwide.

Speaking further, the Managing Director of contractor in charge of the 1,000 housing units, Frankly Royal View Limited, Mr Francis Okolie, said the project was to complement efforts of the government in providing shelter to the people at affordable rate.

Okolie said, “We build and people will pay on a long-term basis, like 15 to 20 years, for them to own a house, the project will be completed within three years.

“We have structures like two-storey buildings, duplexes, five-bedroom, four-bedroom, three-bedroom, two-bedroom flats and even boys’ quarters, all ensuite.”Related News

He said facilities such as school, health centre, shopping mall, recreation center, among others would be provided in the estate for comfort.

In his remarks, Dr. Larry-Goodwill Ajiola added that the organization is into humanitarian services, thus providing a place for people to live.

Ajibola averred, “We have sat down and evaluated the situation in the country and found out that one of the basic needs of humanity is for them to find a place to live.

“We decided to provide the one that is most difficult for them to get. Everybody can get food and clothes, no matter how little it is, but everybody cannot build a house.

“So, it is on this note that Global Center for Empowerment and Life Care Challenges, an NGO decided to embark on this project to address that aspects of UN Global SDG Goals 9 and 11.”

Dr. Ajiola noted that the 1,000-housing-unit estate will definitely contribute to the reduction of rent in Asaba and environs.

Commending the initiative, the President-General of the community, Dr. Azu Madina, said the project will spring development of the community.

He said with the anti-development law put in place by the state government, there will be no disturbance, especially from the community youths, noting that all necessary mechanisms for the success of the project have been put in place.

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