On Sunday, Vice President Kashim Shettima disclosed that Nigeria needs N21 trillion to effectively bridge housing deficit, despite efforts across the three tiers of government.
Shettima made this statement during a ground breaking ceremony for the construction of a 500-unit housing estate by the Sokoto State government in Sokoto.
The Vice President commended Governor Ahmed Aliyu for his commitment to addressing the housing needs of the state’s residents and emphasized that the housing shortfall in Nigeria remains a significant challenge.
Shettima remarked, “Nigeria currently has a housing deficit of 28 million units, and we would need N21 trillion to fulfil our housing requirements.
The Governor’s initiative is highly commendable and should serve as a model for other state governments. He has made a promising start by completing the road and flyover projects he inherited.”
Governor Aliyu explained that the housing estate would be designated for civil servants and would be made available to them for purchase on an owner-occupier basis upon completion.
He noted that the project was initially initiated by the former Governor of the State, Aliyu Wamakko, but had been left unfinished by the previous administration.
The current administration is determined to complete it for the benefit of government workers and the general public.
The event, held to mark the administration’s first 100 days in office, was attended by prominent figures including Senator Aliyu Wamakko and Senator Abubakar Kyari, the Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, among others.
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