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Minister orders speedy completion of 764 housing units in Abuja

By Cornelius Essen, Abuja
27 June 2022   |   3:19 am
The Minister of State of Works and Housing, Mu’azu Jaji Sambo, has directed the Federal Housing Authority (FHA), to come up with bill of quantities that will ensure completion of the ongoing 764 units mass housing project in Zuba..

Minister of State for Works and Housing, Muazu Sambo

The Minister of State of Works and Housing, Mu’azu Jaji Sambo, has directed the Federal Housing Authority (FHA), to come up with bill of quantities that will ensure completion of the ongoing 764 units mass housing project in Zuba, the Federal Capital Territory.

The Zuba Mass Housing Estate is a pilot project of the FHA to be replicated across the country. It consists of one block of two-bedrooms flat, which is at plastering, and fixing of windows stage, seven blocks of one-bedroom, which is at fixing of doors, tilling and external works.

He said this during a visit to the project site to ascertain the progress of work on the estate. Sambo said getting to know the remaining part of the work, will determine the actual time for the final completion of the project.

The Minister, who was accompanied by the FHA Managing Director, Mr. Gbenga Ashafa and Executive Director of Project Implementation, Sam Chinonso Omoke, observed that the trees planted in the estate are still at the nursery stages.

He advised that efforts should be made to plant trees at the sites when the construction kicked off so that they could grow as the project progresses.

He said: “The project is on 18 hectares of land with various house types. The breakdown shows a total of 16 blocks of three-bedroom flats in a block of eight flats, 32 blocks of two-bedroom flats in a block of eight flats, 14 blocks of one bedroom flats in a block of 16 flats and five blocks of terrace duplexes in four rows.

“The estate is almost at 98 per cent completion and has standard infrastructure such as roads and drains, external water distribution network, electricity external reticulation, perimeter fence work, water stations, transformers, civil works and servicing of blocks with underground cables.”