By Aliyu Dangida
Jigawa state government has approved the sum of over N5.9bn for the first phase of the proposed mass housing project.
In a statement signed and made available to newsmen by the Commissioner of Information, Youth, Sports and Culture. Hon. Sagir Musa Ahmed, said gesture was part of Governor Umar Namadi 12 Points Agenda which include Land Reforms and Urban Infrastructure to expand affordable mass housing projects across the State.
According to the Commissioner, a total number of 500no. Units of houses of Two Bedrooms Semi-Detached will be constructed across the state as first phase
“The State Executive Council have deliberated and approved a memorandum presented by the Ministry of Land, Housing, Urban Development and Regional Planning for the award of contract for the construction of 1,500no. of affordable Mass Housing projects”. He noted.
Hon. Sagir explained that, the mass housing project will have a total of 1,500no Units of Three Bedrooms stand alone and Two Bedrooms Semi-Detached houses. The mass housing will be constructed in Dutse with 600no. Units of houses being the State capital.
Similarly, Hadejia will have 200no. Units of houses with Kazaure, Gumel, Ringim and Birnin Kudu to have 100no.Units each, while Babura and Kafin Hausa will have 150no. Units each to support the high demand of accommodation due the presence of federal and state universities.