The Niger State government and Happy Home Builders Nigeria Limited, under a Public Private Partnership, PPP, arrangement have commenced construction of 200 units of one bedroom bungalows and two-bedroom duplexes at the Abubakar Sani Bello Housing Estate along Suleja-Madalla Abuja Road, in Rafinsayin.
The governor, Abubakar Sani Bello, who was represented by the commissioner for Lands and Housing, Alhaji Isa Musa Kanko, at the groundbreaking ceremony stated that the essence was to promote synergy between the public and private sector in meeting the housing demands of Nigerians, particularly those in Niger State.
He said the project which will be completed by the end of 2019 will go a long way for the people in the state to have decent and affordable homes that would give them the needed the comfort.
The Abubakar Sani Bello Housing Estate which is an initiative of the Suleja Local Government Council and fully supported by the Niger State Government sits on 33.4 hectares of land and having 371 number of plots with an average size of 450 square meters (Sqm) located opposite Community Secondary School, by Old Barracks, Suleja-Madalla Road in Niger State.
He said: “The issue of housing cannot be over emphasized due to the importance of it to humanity and we as a government wants to let the people know that we are committed to ensure decent houses are provided and accommodated by our people and Nigerians from far and near. “We want to assure the developer that every support needed to complete the project we will give it to succeed.”
Also speaking, the permanent secretary in the Ministry of Lands and Housing, Niger State, Dr Abdul Hussain, said that the state will assist the developer to issue individual Certificate of Occupancy to subscribers of the estate. Meanwhile, the managing director, Happy Home Builders Limited, Tpl Lukman Komolafe, earlier in his remarks commended the governor’s response and action in promoting PPP to meet the housing needs in the state especially in the area of land acquisition and documentation.
Komolafe also acknowledged recent promo by the state government through the Ministry of Lands and Housing, for issuing Certificate of Occupancy to applicants for as low as N5, 000 and N15, 000 in rural and urban area respectively in less than one month. He said, “We also commend the governor as necessary documentations like C of O, approved layout, approved building plan through the Ministry of Land and Housing has been provided for this estate.”