Minister Fashola Reveals Massive Number of Nigerians Applying For Housing

Minister Fashola Reveals Massive Number of Nigerians Applying For Housing

  • Nigerians across the country have continued to apply for the new housing units announced by the federal government
  • The minister of works and housing has said that over 7,315 Nigerians have submitted their application for the housing portal
  • Babatunde Fashola also said one 24 applications have been received from residents of the Federal Capital Territory

A total of 7,315 Nigerians have applied for the recently announced 5,000 federal government housing units across the country.

The massive application for the housing units built under the National Housing Programme comes just one week after the launch of the initiative by the minister of works and housing, Babatunde Fashola.

Babatunde Fashola
Fashola said FG expects private sector participation in the programme Photo: Babatunde Fashola
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Daily Trust reports that Fashola while briefing lawmakers of the Senate committee on housing said the over 7,315 applications have already been received.

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There are still some pending applications for the housing scheme

He said that as of noon on Thursday, 7,216 applications for the housing programme were pending, while 99 had been submitted successfully.

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Punch also reports that the minister said out of 24 applications that have been submitted from the Federal Capital Territory, FG did not get a single application from 20 states.

Fashola said that the current programme is a pilot or demonstration scheme expected to push the private sector into participating.

He also informed the committee led by Senator Sam Egwu of Ebonyi state that the FG is not just focused on building these houses but marketing empty ones to the people.

FG launches new portal for housing application

Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Nigeria's minister of works and housing had announced that the housing programme portal would be open to the public on Friday, November 12.

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The minister said the housing portal would be accessible to 34 states across the country and the FCT.

According to Fashola, the portal was introduced to ensure Nigerians who are desirous of better homes can own one, irrespective of their social class or status.

Cement manufacturers reach a price agreement with FG

In other news, manufacturers of cement across the country have reached an agreement with the federal government on discounted prices for their products.

The new prices would take effect as the federal government commences its plan to build 300,000 houses for low-income Nigerians.

The vice president, Yemi Osinbajo, had also visited the site of the construction under the Econ Sustainability Plan (ESP) of the administration and managed by Family Homes Funds Limited (FHFL).

Source: Legit.ng

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