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April 19, 2024

FG commited to providing affordable housing – Minister

Arc. Ahmed Dangiwa, the Minister of Housing and Urban Development, affirmed the unwavering dedication of the federal government to provide affordable housing for the people of Nigeria.

He emphasized the government’s intent to overcome systemic obstacles that have hindered progress in this critical area.

Addressing an event held in his honor by the Housing Development Advocacy Network (HDAN) in Abuja over the weekend, Dangiwa underscored the fundamental right of all Nigerians to access well-constructed, high-quality housing at prices within reach.

The Minister emphasized that the collective responsibility of stakeholders in the housing industry was to adopt innovative approaches and collaborate in dismantling the existing systemic hurdles.

“I have been engaging with senior officials and agency heads within the ministry to unveil a comprehensive Strategic Housing and Urban Development Blueprint,”

“This blueprint is set to outline the ministry’s priorities, reform initiatives, and strategic plans” revealed Dangiwa.

The Minister further elucidated that the ministry’s role extended beyond facilitating an environment conducive to private sector investments. It also involved the formulation of policies that empower agencies under its jurisdiction to function optimally.

Drawing from his expertise in environmental matters, Dangiwa expressed his deep comprehension of the challenges that plague the sector.

He expressed unwavering determination to address these issues, leveraging the support, expertise, and insights of industry stakeholders.

The sector’s stakeholders unanimously pledged their endorsement and support to the minister, demonstrating a unified commitment to realizing the vision of affordable housing for all.

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Mustapha Salisu

Mustapha Salisu is a graduate of BSc. Information and Media Studies from Bayero University Kano, with experience in Communication Skills as well as Public Relations.

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