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Federal government to spend N3.7b on Abuja project

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The Federal Government is to commit the sum of N3.7billion into Zuba mass housing project in Abuja to ensure its completion.

Managing Director, Federal Housing Authority (FHA), Prof. Mohammed Al-Amin, disclosed this during an inspection of the project site by the Senate Committee on housing also stated that about N6.2 billion has so far been spent on the project.

Al-Amin noted that FHA is expecting the release of fund and will move to Bwari to start another larger project as soon as it is released.

He stressed that President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to commission the N10billion project located in Abuja suburb by May 2019.

The FHA boss further explained that the houses are designed for low-income earners both in the public, private sector and self employed once they meet up with the criteria. 

According to him, FHA has printed application forms and once the project reaches 80per cent completion, the forms will be available at the headquarters and zonal offices for interested Nigerians to apply. “We will continue to deliver affordable housing for Nigerians”.  

In his remarks, Chairman Senate Committee on Housing, Senator Gemade expressed satisfaction with the quality and pace of work on the site. 

“We are happy that we took the decision to involve the FHA in the National Housing scheme. This was a decision we took at the parliamentary level.  The site is busy and the work is of high quality”, he added.


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