FG to release funds for 2500 housing units in Bauchi soon ― Commissioner
It has been assured that the Federal Government will soon release the approved funds to Bauchi State government for the construction of the proposed 2500 housing units across the state.
The assurance was given by the Commissioner for Housing and Environment, Hamisu Muazu Shira while answering questions from Government House Correspondents on the recent visit of the State Governor, Sen Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed to the Minister of Finance, Hajiya Zainab Shamshu Ahmed in her office, Abuja.
The Commissioner said that according to the Minister of Finance, efforts are on top gear by the Ministry to ensure the release N6 billion out of the N12 billion earmarked for the project so as to ensure the commencement the project in the state.
According to him, so far about 90 per cent of the preparation for the take-off of the project has been completed by the government as the areas that will be used across the state have been demarcated.
He said, ” Let me commend His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Bauchi State, Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed for embarking on advocacy visits to critical stakeholders in Abuja, it is an indication that the governor is determined to bring development to the state”.
Muazu Shira also said that the construction of the 2500 housing units was in line with the policy trust of the administration of Governor Bala Mohammed to provide affordable accommodation to the common man and civil servants.
He assured of the resolve of the Ministry to support the present administration to modernize the state through the construction of many housing units across the state.
The Commissioner declared that ” Your Excellency, our Ministry is ever ready to give you the required support to enable you to leave legacies by performing better than his predecessors.”
On the governor’s visit to the Minister of Environment, the Commissioner said that the visit has yielded positive result as the Ministry has pledged to assist the state through the support of International Organizations to overcome its environmental challenges.
Muazu Shira further said that the Ministry is currently working to restore the lost glory of the State Waste to Wealth Recycling Plant factory so as to provide job opportunities to unemployed youth thereby reducing poverty in the society.