The Federal Government says it will soon flag off the construction of 34,500 housing units in 30 states of the country for low and high-income earners.
The states include Kano, Lagos, Rivers, Borno, Enugu, Nasarawa, and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
The Minister of Housing and Urban Development, Arc. Musa Dangiwa, who disclosed this on Thursday at the ongoing 12th meeting of the National Council of Lands, Housing and Urban Development in Kaduna, said the construction of the housing units will begin before December.
According to him, it is the first phase of the Renewed Hope Cities and Estates and Slum Upgrading Programme of the Bola Tinubu administration.
Dangiwa said the housing units would consist of 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom and 3-bedroom affordable multi-level flats and bungalows for low-income earners as well as high-end detached bungalows, terraces and duplexes for high income earners in 30 states and the FCT.
The minister also said the government has already mapped out several options to ensure that the housing units are easily affordable by Nigerians on completion.
He listed the options to include rent-to-own, public rental, mortgage loans, and where applicable, outright sale.
Dangiwa also disclosed that the Federal Government intends to upgrade 26 slums in the six zones of the country, including the FCT.
He promised that access roads, water, solar street lights, drainages, and several other ancillary services would be provided at the slums to improve the living standards of the residents.
“This project will ensure the provision of key infrastructure and ancillary services including access roads, water supply, solar street light, drainages, sanitation and waste management services etc., that will improve the living standards of the slum residents in the project sites and the urban poor in general,” he said.