Badaru commissions 100 housing units in Jigawa

Badaru commissions 100 housing units in Jigawa

From Ali Rabiu Ali, Dutse.

Governor Muhammad Badaru Abubakar of Jigawa state has commissioned 100 units of houses in Dutse constructed by federal mortgage bank.

Commissioning the estate on Wednesday Badaru who was represented by the commissioner of land, housing and urban development, Honourable Sagiru Musa Ahmad said Jigawa state is one of the privileged states selected for the first phase of the national housing programme (NHP) initiated by the federal mortgage bank.

Badaru said " we are glad to witness this auspicious occasion of the official commissioning of 100 units of houses (one, two, and three bedrooms) fully equipped with access road, water provision and electricity connection in our beloved city Dutse, the state capital".

"Jigawa state is truly appreciative of this laudable effort of the federal government under the able leadership of the managing director federal mortgage bank of Nigeria (FMBN) who works assiduously to ensure the success of this great project" he said. 

According to him, at the inception of this administration, the government initiated and implemented several policies and programs targeted at providing affordable shelter for all in the state.

The governor said a total of 135 hectares of land was allocated for the state government affordable mass housing project for the construction of 40 unit of houses at each of the 27 local government areas of the state.

He assured that the pilot projects has already been completed and allocated to deserving civil servants.

Badaru called on the beneficiaries of the affordable housing scheme to judiciously utilize and maintain the serenity of the environment as well as other infrastructure provided by the federal government.

In his speech, the managing director and chief executive federal mortgage bank of Nigeria (FMBN) Madu Hamman, said the houses unit was developed in collaboration with the organized labour under the FMBN/NLC/TUC/NECA national affordable housing delivery programme (NAHDEP) for Nigerian workers.

"This residential housing project is fully funded by the federal mortgage bank of Nigeria in fulfilment of our commitment to the realization of the home ownership dreams of Nigerian workers who are contributors to the national housing fund (NHF) scheme" he said.

He said the project developed under the phase 1 of the FMBN/NLC/TUC/NECA collaboration, consists of 100 housing units comprising of 24 units of 1 bedroom, 36 units of 2 bedroom, and 40 units of 3 bedroom bungalows.

Hamman and said the estate is fully serviced with basic infrastructure including internal road network, drainages, electricity, and water to create a conducive and liveable environment.

According to him, the 3 bedroom is coast 8 million naira only, 2 bedroom 7 million naira only, and 1 bedroom 5 million naira only with a deposit of 10 percent of the total amount.

The managing director said the payment would be in 10 years according to the monthly remittances.