Musa Na Allah Sokoto
Federal Government has solicited collaborations on how best to bridge housing deficits in Nigeria for national development.
Mr Jide Ode-Martins, the Director, of Planning Research and Statistics in the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing, made the call at the 11th meeting of the National Council on Lands, Housing, and Urban Development on Monday in Sokoto.
Martins said this year’s meeting tagged ” Housing Our People, by All of Government and All Our People” was chosen in a bid to further address the housing needs of Nigerians.
”Federal Government alone cannot address the gap in housing development across the country which brings to focus the state governments and private sector as critical stakeholders.
“It was aimed to have maximum collaboration to address the housing challenges by bringing to the forefront desirable strategies to increase the stock of affordable houses to Nigerians ” Ode-Martins said.
He added that the meeting would be preceded by the 2-day technical meeting of Directors, Heads of agencies, and professional bodies in the building sector.
Earlier, Permanent Secretary Sokoto State Ministry of Works, Housing and Urban Development, Alhaji Ahmad Moyi-Tambuwal, described the shelter as a desirable need for human beings.
Moyi-Tambuwal said governments exerted efforts to provide affordable and reasonable houses to citizens noting that the event is timely and demonstrated commitments to provide houses to all categories of Nigerians.
The event was attended by representatives from 36 states of the federation, building industries, associations in the building industry, and higher institutions. Across the country.