The Federal Government has decided to officially open 1,071 finished homes across eight project locations. This information was provided in a statement provided on Sunday and signed by Timan Elayo, Group Head, Corporate Communications, Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria. According to the statement, commissioning of the homes built under the National Housing Programme would take place between January 16 and January 26, 2023.
The National Housing Programme is the housing component of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari’s (ret.) economic sustainability plan. It aims to provide Nigerians with affordable housing, create millions of jobs, and help close the country’s estimated over 22 million housing gap.
In keeping with the ongoing effort to increase the delivery of affordable housing to Nigerian workers, the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria expects to commission 1,071 finished homes across eight project locations.
“The housing units are a portion of the more than 3,560 dwellings that are included in phases 1 and 2 of the National Affordable Housing Delivery Programme, a project that the FMBN collaborated with the Nigeria Labour Congress to carry out, Trade Union Congress, and the Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association.”
“The programme aims to build and deliver decent, safe, and quality housing for Nigerian workers at a price that they can afford. The house types are based on proven social housing models and comprise one-bedroom, two-bedroom, and three-bedroom units, with prices ranging from N3.1M to N8.3M.
“In Ondo, Adamawa, and Katsina States, 515 housing units will be officially opened on Monday,” the statement said.
In addition, 280 housing units will be opened in Yobe and Sokoto States on January 23, 90 housing units will open in Ebonyi State on Thursday, 86 in Borno State on January 24, and 100 in Kogi State on January 26, 2023.
The managing director of FMBN, Mr. Hamman Madu, responded by expressing his happiness at the completion of the first batch of housing units and thanking the labor unions for their support and collaboration.
He also praised stakeholder participation and contributions for helping to make the National Affordable Housing Delivery Programme a tool that is appropriate for the job, and will deliver homes as part of the wider national effort to address the enormous housing gap.
He said, “We are excited at the progress that we have made progress on the National Affordable Housing Delivery Programme. Indeed, it is a historic initiative as it marks the first time that FMBN and organised labour and NECA are working together on the basis of a realistic and acceptable framework for delivering affordable housing to Nigerian workers.”