Contractors commend execution of National Housing Programme

By Golfa Francis, Abuja

The Nigerian government has been commended for implementing the National Housing Programme, NHP.

Minister of State, Power, Works and Housing, Mustapha Shehuri says the programme is having direct impact on the people as many professionals, contractors, artisans and vendors were engaged in the value chain.

Inspecting the Kastina State National Housing Programme site at Kwakwa, Shehuri expressed satisfaction at the speed and level of work at the site, saying “the contractors are quite on schedule to meet the completion date of the Project.”

The site has a total of 76 units comprising 4 units of 1 Bedroom, 48 units of 2 Bedrooms and 24 units of 3 Bedrooms.

The Minister also inspected the site at Dutse, Jigawa State where he expressed satisfaction with the work so far done at the site, urging the contractors not to relent on their efforts to deliver.

“This gesture is a demonstration of a political will of President Muhammadu Buhari’s led government to deliver on critical infrastructure to fulfil the electioneering promise to Nigerians. I assure you the contractors that government is committed to addressing whatever complaints you have especially on the issue of delayed payments and the supply of products,” Mr Shehuri told the contractors.

Reducing the housing deficit
“The Nigerian government is committed to reducing the housing deficit and I plead with Nigerians to continue to support government’s effort in delivering democratic dividends especially in the housing sector,”
Mr Shehuri said.

Minister of State, Power, Works and Housing, Mustapha Shehuri is on inspection tour of Housing project sites in the North-West.

One of the contractors, APLS Global Link Ltd, Mr Martins on behalf of others, applauded government on the implementation of the Housing Programme saying “it is addressing poverty rate  and creating jobs and employment for Nigerians.”

He however appealed to the Minister to compel relevant authorities to facilitate prompt payment of contractors and resolving issues bothering on specifications of the building materials.

Also, the NHP Team leader and Federal Controller, Jigawa State, Felix Ohiambe said 19 contractors were engaged with over 400 labourers working at the site including food vendors and petty traders.

He added that Professionals, artisans like plumbers, carpenters, electricians were also not left out and that the project has boosted the economy of the state, increasing the quantum of money in circulation.

A total of 76 housing units comprising 4 units 1 Bedroom, 48 units 2 Bedroom and 24 units 3 Bedrooms are also being constructed in Jigawa state.

Mercy Chukwudiebere