My Plans for Housing Sector – Tinubu

July 6, 2024

Minister of Housing and Urban Development, Ahmed Musa Dangiwa, has said President Bola Ahmed Tinubu plans to build 50,000 housing units across Nigeria to create jobs, uplift lives, and boost economic development.

The minister stated this in Lafia at the groundbreaking of the 250-housing unit Renewed Hope Estate in Nasarawa, adding that the ceremony was a continuation of the nationwide groundbreaking exercise that President Tinubu launched in Karsana, Abuja with 3,112 housing units.

According to the minister: “Under phase one of this programme, we plan to deliver a total of 50,000 housing units across Nigeria. This includes 7 Renewed Hope Cities that will have between 500 and 1,000 housing units per sits in each of the six geo-political zones in the country and the FCT, while the renewed hope estate will have 250 units per site in the remaining 30 states.

“With this housing programme, we plan to unlocked the massive potentials of housing development to create jobs, uplift lives, and boost economic development. This is in line with the Renewed Hope Agenda of Mr President to stimulate inclusive growth, lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty, and build a $1 trillion economy.”

He said that after the presidential launch of the programme in Abuja “we embarked on the first leg of this exercise with the groundbreaking of 1,500 housing units in the northern part of the country, this includes 250-housing unit Renewed Hope Estates, one each in Katsina,Yobe,Gombe, and Sokoto and a 500-housing unit Renewed Hope City in Kano.

“Work is currently ongoing at each of these sites, and our plan is to have all of them completed within the next couple of months. The second leg will see us break ground for a total of 2,000 Renewed Hope Housing Units across 8 States in the south and north central”, the minister said.

According to him, the estate comprised 50 units of 1-bedroom semi-detached bungalows, 150 units of 2-bedroom semi-detached bungalows, and 50 units of 3-bedroom semi-detached bungalows.

“We have designed these housing units In a way that makes them affordable for people to acquire by using organic designs to allow for future expansion as the income of beneficiaries , this means that a 1-bedroom unit can be expanded to 2 bedrooms as the owner financial situation improves or their family grows”, the minister explained.

Nasarawa governor, Abdullahi Sule commended President Bola Tinubu for initiating the Renewed Hope City and Estate programme aimed at addressing the housing challenges of low and medium income earners.