The Minister of works and housing, Babatunde Fashola, has commended the private sector for playing a major role in addressing Nigeria’s housing needs.
Represented by the minister of state for works and housing, Mr Abubakar Aliyu, at the 15th Abuja International Housing show, with the theme “Sustainable and Resilient Housing Solutions for a Post Pandemic World,” Fashola identified affordable housing as part of the agenda of the current administration.
He said, “As part of President Muhammadu Buhari’s developmental agenda of addressing housing needs in Nigeria, the federal government inaugurated a pragmatic National Housing Programme (NHP) for the construction of acceptable and affordable houses nationwide.
The first phase of the programme commenced in the 2016 financial year in 34 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Further to the above, the ministry is promoting local content in line with the Executive Orders 3 and 5.
“The use of available local building materials in the NHP has stimulated the economy through the production and use of these materials,” he said.