The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Ibrahim K. Idris, has moved to bridge housing deficit among police officers with the signing of an agreement for the provision of housing estates for them.
He said the agreement with EL-Kabir Global Business Nigeria Ltd will bridge nationwide housing deficit for men of the force.
The IG said the firm is to commence the construction of two and three bedroom flats, bungalows for men and officers of the force across the 36 states of the federation and the FCT through the Federal Mortgage Bank.
Also speaking, the Director of the firm, Mohammed Kabiru, said the project would commence in phases with Abuja, Enugu, Kano, Yola, Plateau, Niger, Jigawa, Katsina, Benue, and Ogun states in the first phase.
He commended the Nigeria Police Force, for demonstrating commitment and sustained partnership with the private sector towards full realization of the National Housing Policy which, he said, placed emphasis on private sector driven housing delivery.
Abubakar Sadiq Isah