Rivers State Governor, Sir Siminalayi Fubara has said his administration will partner with the Federal Housing Authority to deliver affordable housing projects to Rivers people.

Governor Fubara stated this at Government House, Port Harcourt while playing host to the Management of the Federal Housing Authority led by Rt. Hon. Oyetunde Ojo on Wednesday.

Cross section of Federal Ministry of housing Management team in a group photograph with Governor Siminalayi Fubara
Governor Siminalayi Fubara

The governor emphasised that the efforts of the housing authority is in line with the programme of his administration in providing 20,000 housing units for low income earners that is currently under construction and flagged-off few months ago.

He noted that housing has become a big challenge in the country and requires the collaboration of both the federal and state governments to provide a lasting solution in the sector, adding that FHA project will complement the State’s effort in mitigating the housing challenges.

Rt. Hon. Oyetunde Ojo led the management team of Federal Housing Authority

“May be not completely eradicating the problem, but reducing that pressure on the citizens. So, we were thinking in the same line with Mr. President”.

Sir Fubara noted that he is elated that the authority is not requesting for land to only build, but involving contractors from the state and also building in line with the income of the off-takers.

He assured the authority of the support of the State in identifying lands and fine-tuning all modalities for its take off, stressing that the state will also own the project to see it succeed so that it will be part of the legacies of President Bola Tinubu.

On his part, the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Housing Authority, Rt. Hon. Oyetunde Ojo commended the commitment and vibrannt nature of Governor Siminalayi Fubara and said they were in the state to seek collaboration with the government in embarking on a housing project for low income earners.

He said it is the mandate of President Bola Tinubu to provide affordable housing for Nigerians as a welfarist agenda and requested for land to embark on the project.

Hon. Ojo further said as part of the housing project the agency will also involve the Rivers State government team in designing the houses to meet the needs of the people as well as contractors from the state in execution of the projects.

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