The Nigerian government has announced plans to assist vulnerable citizens own homes. The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Works and Housing, Mahmuda Mamman, disclosed this while fielding questions from journalists at the 12th meeting of the National Council on Housing and Urban Development in Kaduna State.
The theme of the 12th council meeting is “Harnessing Local and International Credit Schemes as a Panacea for Affordable Housing Infrastructure Development Under the “Renewed Hope Agenda.”
The Permanent Secretary said that the National Housing Scheme Programme by the ministry would assist the vulnerable population of the country to afford a roof over their heads and this would in turn bridge the gaps in the housing sector.
The ministry also intends to go for social housing schemes to provide decent and affordable houses to cater to the housing needs of Nigerians.
The Permanent Secretary stated that deliberations at the housing council meeting which commenced today would figure out ways the state governments can queue into the scheme.
The Federal Government has written letters to the various state governments asking them to give unencumbered lands so that they can be able to build these affordable houses for all Nigerians.
The Permanent Secretary also mentioned that an ongoing survey being conducted by the National Population Commission would ascertain the accurate figure of housing deficit in the Nation, and the figures would be made known upon completion of the survey.
Source: Work Sand Housing