Bauchi to access N6b housing fund from FG

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By Rukayat Akanbi, Bauchi

Federal Government has proposed disbursement of N6billion to construct 2500 housing units in Bauchi State, according to the State Housing Commissioner.

The Commissioner for Environment and Housing, Mr. Hamisu Muazu Shira said the development was part of Governor Bala Mohammed’s visit to Minister of Finance, Zainab Shamshuna Ahmed in Abuja. He explained that the Minister of Finance has promised to release N6billion from the N12billion to ensure the commencement of the project in the state.

He commended Governor Mohammed for embarking on advocacy visits to critical stakeholders in Abuja, adding that it was an indication that the Governor was determined to develop the state.

The Commissioner said the construction of the 2500 housing units was to provide affordable accommodation to common man and civil servants.

“Your Excellency, our ministry is ever ready to give you the required support to enable you leave legacies by performing better than his predecessors,” he said

On the governor’s visit to the Minister of Environment, the Commissioner said the visit has yielded positive result as the ministry has pledged to assist the state through the support of international organisations to overcome its environmental challenges.

Honourable Muazu Shira said the ministry is currently working to restore the lost glory of the State Waste to Wealth Recycling Plant factory to provide job opportunities to unemployed youths

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