Mr Babatunde Fashola, the Minister of Works and Housing, has stated that properties under construction in the various housing schemes will be assigned on a first-come-first-served basis through online applications.
He stated that the federal government is committed to providing housing to the public in all states of the union, noting that the first phase of the dwellings had been completed and that the federal government will now focus on the second phase to address the housing shortfall.
He went on to say that the housing plans around the country have created jobs for citizens and improved the state’s economy because all materials are purchased in the state.
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“The process is going to be on online platform, the form will be online and pay online, fill them, you don’t need to offer anything under the table,” Fashola said during an inspection of houses under the FG housing project in Bauchi. It takes a little bit because it is first come, first served.
“In the completed houses, we also discovered some wetness and drainage difficulties. Our facility manager would talk to them and figure out a method to get the water out for the beneficiaries.”
The minister stated that under the housing projects, all Nigerians are allowed to own real estate, stressing the Federal Government’s commitment to addressing the country’s housing shortage.
Following the completion of the agreement with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and a guarantee from the Federal Ministry of Finance for the program, the presidency stated that a N200 billion facility set aside for the Federal Government Social Housing Scheme is available for disbursement.
It is planned to be disbursed at a rate of 5% each year, resulting in the creation of 1.8 million jobs and the housing of 1.5 million Nigerian families.