The Federal Government has said physically challenged persons interested in the 2016 National Housing Programme (NHP) will benefit from the scheme as soon as it is completed in six months.
Zonal Director, North Central, Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, Julius Olurinola, disclosed this during an inspection of 72 units housing project, at the weekend in Abuja.
He said every Nigerian is eligible to purchase the flats at a cost to be unveiled by the ministry.
Speaking at the phase one of the project site in Gwagwalada, Abuja, Olurinola who is the ministry’s Director of Engineering, said the project implementation which already commenced in 33 states including the Federal Capital Territory have created both direct and indirect jobs across the chain.
He said the three apartment houses have 72 units of flats to be occupied by interested individuals at an affordable cost, adding that the project is a reality of campaign promises of the present administration.
The FCT Condominium Type A Project is a block building consisting of 4 units of 1 bedroom, 16 units of 2 bedroom and 4 units of 3 bedroom with a parking space available to occupy 50 cars.
The Project Manager, Mr. Liu Chao, said the needed infrastructures for the project such as access road, water, power among others are 95 per cent completed while the building is 40 per cent completed.
He said about 200 workers have been engaged apart from suppliers and food vendors, who on daily basis provides meal for the workers.
Chao, representing the contracting firm, City International Dimension assured that the project will be delivered in six months.
Ministry Project Team Leader, Architect Toyin Faturoti added that, “Ramp was constructed mainly for the physically challenged and there is high rail for protection of the occupants. There are 2 bedroom flats and 3 bedroom flats where each bedroom has its toilets and kitchen good enough to make them comfortable.
“The doors of the physically challenged are wider and the kitchen bigger, while the building allows every strata of the society to live together under a roof.”
In his remarks, the contractor in charge of potable water, Mr. Adeleke Seyi said the property was provided with water treatment facility good enough to serve the occupants all year round.
He said a 75, 000 cubic meter lower tank has been provided as well as 45, 000 upper tank which is being pumped by 7.5 horse power vertical power machine after the treatment.
One of the workers, Ukaba Joseph, lauded the federal government for the project stressing that it has empowered him and served as a reliable source of livelihood.