Abia will key into Tinubu’s policy on housing — Otti

By Steve Oko

Governor Alex Otti of Abia State has said the state government would key into President Bola Tinubu’s policy on housing.

According to him, the state policy on housing is in agreement with that of the Federal Government for the country. 

The governor stated this when he received in audience, a delegation of the Federal Housing Authority led by the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Oyetunde Ojo, saying: “Abia is in alignment with President Tinubu’s vision on the provision of affordable housing to Nigerians.”

Otti said his administration would show sufficient interest in the proposed federal housing project in Abia, stressing that the importance of shelter, which is one of the three most basic needs of  man, “cannot be over-emphasised.”

The governor disclosed that his administration had already identified a location as it had been working on the idea of a diaspora village in the state, which is also one of the propositions of the Federal Government’s housing programme. 

He thanked the President for the decision to ensure that Nigerians have roofs over their heads and particularly for assuring that contractors for the execution of the federal housing project would be sourced from within the benefitting states. 

He equally expressed joy that the Federal Housing Authority would be consulting with states to know what exactly the people want in terms of housing, adding that it is the best approach for achieving an acceptable housing project.

Earlier,  Ojo stated that housing was key to President Tinubu’s administration and told the governor that his team’s visit to Abia was to inform the governor of the proposal of the Federal Government to acquire land and build affordable houses for Abians.

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