The Sokoto State Government says it will construct 1, 000 units of one-bedroom houses for low-income earners in the state.
Gov. Aminu Tambuwal disclosed this on Tuesday in Sokoto, when he received the Minister of State for Power, Works and Housing, Malam Mustaph Shehure, who paid a courtesy visit.
He said,” the aim was to improve the welfare of the people as well as provide opportunity to more citizens of the state to own houses.
” Already, my administration has completed the 500 housing units it inherited from the last administration and have been inaugurated by President Muhammadu Buhari when he visited Sokoto in November, 2016.
“We hope to complete another 500 housing units at Gidan Man Ada, before the end of this year.
” Our aim is to ensure that civil servants and other interested individuals who can afford these houses get them and utilize them for the purposes they were meant for.
“We are conscious of the fact that more and more people need houses and as government, we will do our best to meet these needs,” the governor, said.
Tambuwal commended the Federal Government for the ongoing national housing projects being constructed upon by the Ministry across the country.
He said his administration would collaborate with the federal government to provide adequate and affordable houses to the people.
Earlier in his remarks, the Minister of State said he was in Sokoto to inspect the construction of the 80 housing units being executed by the Federal Government in Sokoto.
He commended the state government for providing land to the ministry for the project, saying,”Sokoto is the first state to achieve this level of progress of the project.”
The Minister informed the governor that the project was at the first phase and expressed satisfaction with the level of the work so far executed at the site.