Gov. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto state has approved the allocation of 38 hectares of land to various private developers for the building of houses at the new Sokoto City expansion site in the state.
A statement issued on Monday by Tambuwal’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Public Enlightenment, Malam Abdullahi Danko, said that the allocation was for the construction of at least 2000 housing units.
Danko said that benefiting firms were issued allocation letters and Certificates of Occupancy (CofO) by Alhaji Bello Abubakar, the state Commissioner for Lands and Housing at a ceremony in Sokoto.
According to him, the developers include Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria and others.
He said that already, arrangements had been concluded with some of the developers to commence the provision of infrastructure and other amenities at the site.
The media aide added that state government had made 20 hectares of land available to the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing along Sokoto-Achida Road for the construction of another housing estate.
Danko said that the measure was part of the administration’s aggressive effort to provide affordable accommodation for residents of the state.