Housing deficit: Nigeria needs N21 trillion to address challenges – Kashim Shettima
Vice President Senator Kashim Shettima has said despite efforts by governments across different levels, Nigeria’s housing deficit remains huge as N21 trillion will be required to effectively bridge the gap.
Shettima stated this in Sokoto at the groundbreaking for the construction of the 500 housing estate by the State government, commending Governor Ahmed Aliyu for attempting to address the housing needs of the people.
The Vice President added, “Nigeria has a deficit of 28 million houses and we will need N21 trillion to meet our housing needs. This step taken by the Governor is highly commendable and worthy of emulation by other State governments.”
“The Governor has started well by completing the roads and flyovers he inherited,” Shettima remarked.
Earlier, Governor Aliyu said the housing estate will be for civil servants and is scheduled to be sold to them when fully completed on an owner-occupier basis, noting that “this is a project that was initiated by the former administration of Wamakko but was abandoned by the immediate past administration.
He hinted, “We are determined to complete it for the benefit of our workers and the general public”, saying, the project located at Wamakko Local council will cost the State government N7.3 billion to complete.
The event marked the 100 days in office by the administration was attended by Former Governor of Sokoto State, Sen. Aliyu Wamakko; Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, Abubakar Kyari; Minister of State, Water Resources and Sanitation, Bello Goronyo and Former Deputy Governor of Sokoto State, Mukhtari Shagari, among others.