The Federal Government has vowed to build 80,000 houses over the next eight years as part of its efforts to address Nigeria’s housing deficit.
Mr. Mahmuda Mamman, Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Housing and Urban Development, said this in an interview with newsmen on Monday in Kaduna at the National Council on Lands, Housing, and Urban Development’s 12th meeting.
Mamman stated that President Bola Tinubu‘s Renewed Hope Agenda was keen on doing things differently and that the ministry had produced a memorandum that had been approved by the president, notably on the social housing programme.
He said, “This is a policy whereby vulnerable persons in the country can afford to have a roof over their heads, thereby breaching the gap in the housing sector.
“This meeting being held in Kaduna would provide avenues on how the states can queue in on how they can provide lands for us to build these houses.
“The houses are about 80,000, and the affordability varies, but the houses would be built for all Nigerians, irrespective of their classes or level of income strata.”
The permanent secretary, however, urged Nigerians to be patient and assured that the government was committed to doing things differently as it intends to prioritize the needs for effective delivery.