Plateau state to ‘rain down’ 500,000 housing deficits to public
The Plateau state government has concluded arrangement with public private partnership to provide 500,000 housing deficit in the state.
Speaker Plateau State House of Assembly, Rt Hon. Peter Azi, disclosed this on Thursday, at a Town Hall in Jos, and ensured their readiness to meet up with the 500,000 housing deficit through public private partnership in the state.
Hon Azi explained that the town hall meeting is to discuss on the flag-off of profiling/prequalification, off-takers and potential landlords in the ongoing Plateau.
He was represented by a Member of Dengi constituency, Hon. Sale Shehu Yipmong, said, this special town hall meeting to discuss affordable housing opportunity to our citizens in Plateau state under public private partnership would go a long way to reduce hardship being faced by people.
He said the project is timely, considering a time like this when government is working hard to encourage entrepreneurship and value chain consultant in providing goods and services, which in turn add value to the economy of the state.
Azi stressed that. “the town hall meeting is one of the most essential needs of human life as majority of our people are living in poor housing quality slums in most urban centres, Jos inclusive.”
He maintained that, “all government policies and efforts are to provide housing to the public; however, various policies formulated towards overcoming the huge deficit through several housing reform programmes are still a mirage to ordinary Nigerians; in the light of this, we must comment value.”
The speaker assured that, “as legislators, we are already working hard to providing friendly laws to burst all land-related activities from acquisition processing for better and efficient environment.
Speaking also, Urban Planning chairman implementation committee, PPP Housing Programme, Bar N.O. Gamde, said Plateau state is saddled with estimated deficit of about 500,000 houses, with huge financial and other challenges to compete with.
According to him, the town hall meeting will sensitize and enlighten the public and the private sector workers and officials of the latest viable off-takers’ empowerment.