Buhari FG targets 5000 houses for workers before 2019

President Buhari stated that the scheme aims at providing 5000 affordable housing for workers in all states in the country.

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The Federal Government on Monday, August 1, 2016, inaugurated a comprehensive housing scheme for federal civil servants in Apo District of Abuja.

Speaking at the event, President Muhammadu Buhari stated that the scheme aims at providing 5000 affordable housing for workers across the states in the country within the next three years.

“I therefore, urge the workers to re-dedicate themselves to service and contribute to good governance. This government is committed to workers welfare”, the president said.

Represented by Mustapha Baba Shehu, the minister of state for power, work and housing, President Buhari noted that the project was an initiative of the office of the Head of Service.

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Aliko Dangote who was represented by the executive director of Dangote Group, Mansur Ahmed acknowledged the role of civil servants in the society.

He stated that civil servants remained the mother of all institutions, adding that if the civil service works, other institutions would also work well.

Speaking on the current economic situation in the country, he expressed optimism that economy would pick up in no distant time.

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