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National Housing Project, Buhari’s agenda

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By Okunloye Abiodun Segun

6,000 housing units in 45 sites have been constructed in the NHP initiative.

Inaugurating Phase One of the National Housing Project (NHP) in Ilorin, Kwara state, on Friday, President Muhammadu Buhari highlighted the NHP as a model of the successful implementation of his change goal. 6,000 residential units are being built in 45 locations across the country. Included in this phase are 76 completed homes together with accompanying roads, infrastructure, water supplies, and power. A report from the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) stated that the housing buildings on Asa Road are made up of 48 two-bedroom bungalows, 20 three-bedroom bungalows, and four one-bedroom and three-bedroom bungalows.

The president, represented by Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information and Culture, made a brief remark before the project’s inauguration, in which he reflected on how NHP was developed as part of his growth strategy to tackle housing demand in Nigeria. He explained that they campaigned on a platform of change when the All Progressives Congress (APC) ran for office in 2015 and won, and this new construction of homes is a manifestation of such hope for change. Beyond the creation of new jobs, their enthusiasm and dedication to their mission of change also lie in a commitment to the betterment of the people. He remarked It answers to individuals who had long dreamed of owning a house, and that goal had become a reality.

Kwara State government provides that land for the NHP project.

With the cooperation of the Kwara State Government, who gave the site, the president noted the once-abandoned area has been revitalized and would now offer the house for average Nigerians. This is an excellent illustration of the potential for growth that intergovernmental cooperation can bring about, and They have confidence that the Government can accomplish more if additional land is made available. According to the president, the building project improved human conditions in numerous ways. He added that micro, small, and medium-sized firms, which fuel the economy, received house-building contracts.

As a result of their excellent bids, they were able to better the lives of average Nigerians while also providing opportunities for businesses and their employees. They hired suppliers who make money off construction subcontracts to provide everything from sand, cement, roofing materials, piping fixtures, doors, and electrical materials. He emphasized that the economic value chain did not exclude the people at the base of the chain, including artisans, skilled and unskilled laborer’s, builders, and food vendors.

The initiative will also provide houses for the 1994 Super Eagles.

According to the president, the housing program offered a chance to recall the Super Eagles, who had won the 1994 African Cup of Nations and for whom the country had pledged to build homes. President Buhari said that he had given the go-ahead for the 22 Super Eagles to obtain homes in the National Housing Estate within their chosen state. He reaffirmed his administration’s dedication to enhancing the lives of its people by creating jobs and promoting economic growth.

He made it clear that one of his primary goals was to alleviate poverty by creating employment possibilities for people who had previously been without work. However, he added that they might not be able to speak with each and every Nigerian individually, but many people will be reached by their economic strategies and investments in infrastructures, such as the National Housing Programme and others. He added that these policies and investments would bring about positive change in the lives of many people.

Many job opportunities have been created since the initiative’s inception.

Moreover, Babatunde Fashola, Minister of Works and Housing, stated the Federal Government started the housing program to build decent, affordable homes for Nigerians. The minister said his ministry started the first phase of the initiative in 2016 in 35 states, including the FCT. Since 2016, around 1,200 building companies have been hired in stages I, II, and III of the program creating 14,500 and 50,140 direct and indirect employment for Nigerians. He noted the ministry had been building over 6,000 residential units in 45 sites, with 2,465 finished in 35 states and FCT. Fashola praised the president and governors for endorsing the plan and helping it succeed.


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9 months ago

National Housing Project, Buhari’s agenda – 6,000 housing units in 45 sites have been constructed in the NHP initiative. – Express your point of view.

Adeolastan
Adeolastan
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9 months ago

This type of housing project has been in existence since more than 40 years ago which was later stop because of corruption but it is.a very good idea for bring it back for it will provide shelter for hundreds of people across the country.

Abusi
Abusi
Member
9 months ago

This National Housing project is very important. Especially for Nigerians who don’t have the complete funds to get a house, the government can help them through this project. I just hope it’s not commercialized.

Ultra0711
Ultra0711
Member
9 months ago

Reviving such housing projects is a fantastic idea since it will benefit many individuals around the nation.

Iyanu12345ogg
Iyanu12345ogg
Member
9 months ago

The National Housing project is very important. It has good things that surrounds it. I pray it is anchored by God fearing people

Taiwoo
Taiwoo
Member
9 months ago

its good to know the motivations behind creating NHP and how it fits into his overall growth strategy to meet the country’s growing housing demand.

Haykaylyon26
Haykaylyon26
Member
9 months ago

This is a very good project which will give accommodation to many people this kind of project should have been introduce soon because it will help people a lot and I hope this kind of project continue

theApr
theApr
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9 months ago

The building project, in the president’s opinion, significantly bettered human conditions. He also said that contracts for building homes were given to the economy’s engine companies—micro, small, and medium-sized businesses.

Remi1
Remi1
Member
9 months ago

This National Housing initiative is crucial. The government can assist Nigerians through this project, especially those who lack the necessary financial resources to purchase a home. I just want to make sure it’s not for sale.

Chibuzor
Chibuzor
Member
9 months ago

It’s fantastic to learn that the All Progressives Congress (APC) fought for government in 2015 on a platform that emphasized the need for change, and it ultimately won.

Tolaniiii
Tolaniiii
Member
9 months ago

This great project will house many people. I hope this effort continues since it will help individuals.

Christiana
Christiana
Member
9 months ago

It’s essential that the government take this step to improve the housing market. Those in Nigeria who lack the funds to buy a home will receive help from the government thanks to this initiative.

Hassan Isa
Hassan Isa
Member
9 months ago

Their enthusiasm and dedication to their purpose of change lay, in addition to a commitment to the benefit of the people, in the creation of new jobs for individuals in the community.

Nwachukwu Kingsley
Nwachukwu Kingsley
Member
9 months ago

It is excellent that the formerly deserted region has been restored and will now be able to provide homes for Nigerians of average means.

Kazeem1
Kazeem1
Member
9 months ago

We need to prioritize this National Housing Initiative. In particular, this program will benefit Nigerians who lack the necessary resources to own a home. And I really, really, really hope it doesn’t get turned into a marketable product.

Godsewill Ifeanyi
Godsewill Ifeanyi
Member
9 months ago

Their economic strategies and investments in infrastructures, such as the National Housing Programme and others, will reach a large number of people and that is good.

Adesanyaj72
Adesanyaj72
Member
9 months ago

It is obvious that one of his key goals was to reduce the number of people living in poverty by increasing the number of employment opportunities available to those who had previously been jobless.

Bola12
Bola12
Member
9 months ago

It’s great that the desolate region has been rebuilt and will soon house middle-class Nigerians.

Tonerol10
Tonerol10
Member
9 months ago

National Housing Project, Buhari’s agenda. What is the meaning of this National housing projects by buhari, who is deceiving who. Please Buhari should forget about any project, His administration has failed. Failed and failed. This buhari and APC government has failed and they have absolutely nothing to offer. No results. Please Mr President take ur project to your house in peace… Your government have seriously failed and over failed

DimOla
DimOla
Member
9 months ago

The Buhari agenda on housing scheme to provide 6,000 house is applaudable especially making it available to the 1994 super eagle is a great vision but at what cost will those apartments be release to those who need it.

SarahDiv
SarahDiv
Member
9 months ago

Kudos to Buhari on this housing project with an inclusion of the 1994 Super eagle in the project and making available 6,000 apartment for deserving Nigerians. That is a good initiative provided not hijacked by profit making individual.