The Nigerian government has pledged its commitment to reduce the country's housing deficit.
The Minister of Power Works and Housing, Mr. BabatundeRajiFashola, stated this in a massage at the official groundbreaking ceremony of the Women Housing Plan Initiative, WHPI, in Zuba, a suburban, close to the Federal Capital Territory in Nigeria.
The Minister who was represented at the event by the Head of Public Private Partnership in the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing Mrs. EuchariaAlozie, said that the Nigerian government will partner with the private sector in bridging the country's housing deficit.
Mr. Fashola who commended the Women Housing Plan Initiative for its effort in providing homes for women, pledged the government's support to the initiative.
The Ministry will do all within its ability to support the initiative especially empowering and promoting economic self sufficiency of women and families to enable them own their homes in towns and cities.
The attempt at owning homes is a laudable one that every well meaning government must support, and this support's President MuhammaduBuhari effort towards Nigerian's owning their homes especially women, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals.
The Ministry considers the Women Housing Plan Initiative a noble partner in the development of the housing sector and the amelioration of the plight of our women folk, Fashola stated.
The President and Chief Executive Officer of the Women Housing Plan Initiative, HajiaBinta Ibrahim said that the shelter initiative has a primary objective of empowering women and families to enable them own their own houses and cities, through easy terms financing, and to support the federal and state government's efforts towards housing for all by the year 2020, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals, SDG.
According to Hajia Ibrahim: The project, Unity Hills Residence 'A CITY WITHIN A CITY', consisting of 500 units of well layout plots, is sitting on 30 hectares of flat land. The land is surrounded by beautiful hills, serene environment, 24 hours security, good road network, paved walkways, electricity, water, street lights, recreation area, community worship centres, school, shopping mall, organised open market stalls, clinic, decent organised transportation system, bus station and police post to be provided.
She also explained that the housing project is a mission driven shelter initiative, deeply committed to empowering women and families towards owning their homes through a service enriched housing programme that is affordable within their budget.
Source: Voice of Nigeria