In an announcement made on Sunday, Vice President Kashim Shettima unveiled the colossal financial requirement of N21 trillion to effectively combat Nigeria’s staggering housing deficit. This announcement comes despite commendable endeavors at various levels of government to address the issue.
Vice President Shettima made this revelation during a ceremony held in Sokoto, marking the groundbreaking for a 500-unit housing estate initiated by the State government. He praised Governor Ahmed Aliyu for his dedication to alleviating the housing challenges faced by the people of Sokoto State. Shettima also emphasized that Nigeria’s housing deficit continues to pose a substantial obstacle to the nation’s development.
Shettima said,” Nigeria has a deficit of 28 million houses, and we will need N21 trillion to meet our housing needs.
“This step taken by the Governor is highly commendable and worthy of emulation by other State governments.
” The governor has started well by completing the roads and flyovers he inherited.”
Previously, the Governor clarified that the housing development is intended for civil servants, and upon its completion, it will be made available for purchase to them on an owner-occupancy basis.
Aliyu said: “This is a project that was initiated by the former Governor of the State, Aliyu Wamakko, but was later abandoned by the immediate past administration.
“But, we are determined to complete it for the benefit of our workers and the general public.”
The occasion, designed to commemorate the initial 100 days in office of the administration, saw the presence of Senator Aliyu Wamakko, Senator Abubakar Kyari, the Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, and various other dignitaries.