Musa Na Allah Sokoto
In its quest to provide shelter to victims of flooding and other natural Disasters, Sokoto Government partners Humanitarian Aids Organization to construct 10,000 (Ten thousand) housing units.
Speaking during the ground breaking ceremony and flag off of the mass housing project at Kasarawa village a suburb of the state capital, Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal represented by his deputy Manir Muhammad Dan’iya said under the arrangement the state Government would provide land for the housing scheme while the donors would construct the housing units.
The OMNI Frontie International Investment Limited a Global expert in housing development would manage and supervise the construction of the housing project on behalf of the Humanitarian Aid and Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) owners of the project.
In his address, the National Coordinator of OMNI Frontier international Investment Limited Dr Muhammad Alkali said 70 percent of the housing units when completed would be allocated to the less privilege who suffered losses during flooding and those displaced by bandits and other natural disasters free of charge.
He said 30 percent would be allocated to low level income civil servants at 75 percent subsidy to be paid between 5 to 10 years,
The Managing Director of the investment company, Mr. Goflint Ike Nzeson the project was aimed at supporting and intervening in the shelter deficiency in Nigeria as a result of natural and man-made calamity which made many homeless.
The housing units according to him were of two-bedroom apartments with basic infrastructure.
The international Humanitarian Aid Organisation intend to support and provide shelter to those displaced and very low-income earners in Sokoto state as part of its contribution to the Sustainable Developed Goals (SDG).
Earlier in his remarks, the State Commissioner for Lands and Housing, Alhaji Aminu Bala Bodinga commended the efforts of the humanitarian Aids Organisation for the wonderful gesture, adding the state Government would provide all needed for the successful completion of the mass housing project.
He said it’s the desire of the state Government to provide shelter to the less privilege in the society which would be diversified to accommodate all in the 23 council areas of the state.
Bodinga informed that the renovations of the 500-housing estate at Gidan Salanke a suburb of the state capital is going on smoothly and when completed would be allocated to deserving civil servants and other members of the society.