FG to unveil affordable housing scheme

The Federal Government on Saturday said it will unveil plans to make housing affordable for Nigerians as promised during the campaigns.

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, will make the plan public at the Affordable Housing Summit 2016, by the ministry in partnership with German Development Cooperation.

Briefing reporters on the upcoming event, a member of the Summit’s Technical Working Group and Head of Public Private Partnership in the Ministry, Mrs Eucharia Alozie, said the Summit would serve as a platform where the public and private sector will share ideas and proffer solutions for affordable housing delivery in Nigeria.

She said: “The public and private sector will dialogue, interact, share ideas and possibly proffer a clear and sustainable realistic strategy framework for affording housing delivery in Nigeria.

“There was something similar to this before but we will want to say that this is more like an advocacy group.

“We will identify all the problems or challenges and identify stakeholders that will give us answers to the solutions that we will identify.

“The plan is to go away from talk, talk, talk to build, build, build.”

The Summit will begin on Monday, June 27, 2016.

Source: News Express.

*Photo shows Fashola.

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