By Emmanuel Adeleke
President Bola Tinubu has inaugurated the construction of 3,112 housing units in the Karsana district of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
The project is part of the 20,000 housing units to be executed in FCT by the federal ministry of housing and urban development under a Public Private Partnership (PPP) arrangement.
Speaking during the inauguration on Thursday, Tinubu said his administration will build dynamic and self-sustaining communities to enhance the quality of living of Nigerians.
The president said his administration plans to redefine the essence of residential living for Nigerians nationwide.
“Our goal is to increase the sense of togetherness, improve health and productivity of our citizens and reduce pressure on city.
“On this note, I am today directing the minister of the Federal Capital Territory and the minister of works to provide access roads to all renewed hope cities and estates projects to increase accessibility and livability starting with this site in Karsana.
“This is because my administration believes that every Nigerian deserves to have access to shelter that is affordable and adequate,” he said.
Tinubu said the construction of the housing units is a catalyst for inclusive economic growth, noting that it would create job opportunities.
“We are resolved to facing the housing challenge with the clarity of purpose and determination that is required to break all the barriers that stand in our way of success.
“That is why I took the historic decision of separating the federal ministry of housing and urban development from works so it can be fully aligned towards tackling the nation’s massive housing problem,” he added.
He stressed that the 20,000 housing units project in the FCT would create 50,000 jobs for Nigerians.