The Plateau state Governor, Simon Lalong on Friday began the construction of a mass housing project to address the state housing deficit.
He explained that the provision of mass housing was through a partnership between the government and the private sector adding that the state had a housing deficit of 1.2 million.
“This has led to many challenges, including rapid urbanisation characterised by urban slums, over-crowding, unwholesome environmental conditions, absence of open spaces and overdevelopment of land among others. These challenges continue to bother the government, hence the efforts to engage the private sector in developing modern housing that provides top-class facilities, using modern building technologies.
“Through partnerships with the private sector, we hope to address the shortage of mass housing in the state and also address the problem of unplanned development that has seriously affected the beauty of the city and hampered access,” he said.
The Plateau Commissioner for Housing, Mr Ibrahim Dadi said that housing projects came along with many employment opportunities for youths.
Dadi urged citizens particularly civil servants, to take advantage of the estate to own their houses.
Source: Voice of Nigeria