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Bauchi State Assembly calls for allocation of Mass housing units to the beneficiaries.

Rabiu Ishaq Mohammed

The State House of Assembly has advised the state government to as a matter of urgency allocate the 2,500 mass housing units constructed in 6 local govt areas of the state to the beneficiaries.

The Chairman State assembly committee on housing, Builder Sa’idu Suleiman Darazo gave the advise during the committee’s inspection visit to the project sites in Ningi, Jama’are, Katagum, Misau, Bauchi and Dass local govt areas.

The lawmaker who expressed surprised over the capital amount the state government has spent on the project, said the housing units was commendable and affordable for state civil servants.

According to him, the houses when put into use will prevent a lot of maintenance and provide the much needed housing to the populace.

Builder Sa’idu Suleiman Darazo who expressed satisfaction with the standard and quality of work done in some of the areas visited,warned contractors who abandoned their projects in Katagum, and Jama’are to move back to sites and completed their work for proper use.

Receiving the State assembly committee members on housing who were on tour to inspect the ongoing projects, the overseeing Director housing, state ministry for housing and environment, Hamma Mohammad said the 2500 housing units consists of 2 and 3 bedroom apartments were completed except for other few ones blew off by windstorm and are under repairs.

He said with the money spent on the project, civil servants in the can afford to secure and apartment in the housing estate with less financial stress.

Engineer Hamma Mohammad revealed that, the remaining project will be completed Soonest, noting that, the delay experience arose from the current inflation of commodity in the market.

According to him, as far as access roads, drainages, portable water, electricity were and infrastructures were provide, the houses will be ready for use.

The Overseeing Director added that the state ministry for housing and environment has presented allocation plan to the state government waiting for executive approval.
Bauchi State Assembly calls for allocation of Mass housing units to the beneficiaries


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