Housing minister announces plan to unveil sustainable Nigerian housing model soon
The Federal Government has a suitable and generally acceptable Nigerian housing model.
According to the minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, this new model will be accepted by everyone because it is sustainable, Vanguard reports.
Speaking at a forum in Abuja, the minister stressed the need for sustainable housing models.
“A lot of work is going on and very soon you will see the result of that work. Let me be very clear; we are in a result business but I have learnt that it is results that are sustainable that become enduring.
We’ve built all sorts of houses but when you look at it, has a housing implementation programme responded to you? Has it responded to many people? So, it is because there was no sustainability in them. So they change as the government changes. Now that’s what we are working on to build; first to design a Nigerian house – a design that all of us can say, yes, if I get a house here, I will live here", he said.
Fashola also revealed the government's housing strategy, adding that it involved contributions from everyone.
“These are the things that are going on in the ministry now; a few designs have evolved, we are working; we are going to meet again because this process is being driven by the civil servants and by private sector volunteers, who are contributing to help.
But because the process is going to be owned and driven over a long time by the civil servants, I want as much of their input in it because I will not be there tomorrow. But those who helped to build it, as long as they remain in the system, they will hand it over,” he stated.
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