David Onwuchekwa, Nnewi
Over 433 civil servants and other categories of workers will soon benefit from the Federal Government’s ongoing housing project at Isiagu in Awka South Local Government Area of Anambra State.
Assistant Director, Federal Ministry of Power and Housing, Field Headquarters, Awka, Okafor Umeano, who disclosed this at the building site said the project started on March 25, 2017 and would be completed in no distant time to make the houses available for habitation.
Umeano said the houses were designed in four-storey buildings condominium to contain 216 units (flats) to be ready for high, middle and low classes in society.
Although he could not give the definite cost the project would gulp, it is expected that the Federal Government would invest huge sums of money to execute the project.
“The Federal Government is desirous to alleviate the problem of housing to Nigerians to meet the annual requirement of 70,000 housing units for urban areas in Nigeria as suggested by United Nations Habitat Survey between 1991 and 2001,” Uumeano said.
He explained that it had become imperative for the present administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, through the Minister of Housing and Power, Raji Fashola, to address the housing issue as the budget could withstand.
He named Messers Vic Phranc Nigeria Limited, Dochob Nigeria Limited and Cosco Investment Limited, as the three contractors engaged for the building project.
Umeano said the estate had already been provided with the necessary infrastructure including access roads and electricity soon to be connected to the national grid.