Jonathan launches N960bn work­ers’ hous­ing scheme to­mor-

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Fran­cis Okeke

Pres­i­dent Good­luck Jonathan will to­mor­row flag off a N960 bil­lion hous­ing scheme for work­ers across the 36 states of the fed­er­a­tion in­clud­ing the FCT, Pres­i­dent of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Com­rade Ab­dul­wa­hed Omar has said.

The NLC is col­lab­o­rat­ing with a pri­vate property de­vel­oper, Kris­ton Lally EPC Nigeria Ltd to ex­e­cute the project for its will­ing mem­bers and other work­ers in the coun­try.

Omar and the Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor of Kris­ton Lally Al­haji Mustapha Madawaki, while ad­dress­ing jour­nal­ists said Jonathan will per­form the ground break­ing cer­e­mony in Karsana, Abuja.

The NLC and Kris­ton Lally, had since April last year, signed a deal to un­der­take the project in a bid to “re­duce the 40 mil­lion hous­ing deficit” in the coun­try as re­vealed by a United Na­tions study.

The NLC Pres­i­dent told re­porters that the need to bol­ster the dig­nity of labour and the quest to en­sure work­ers reap their re­ward on earth ne­ces­si­tated the col­lab­o­ra­tion.

“What we are af­ter is to lay this very solid foun­da­tion for Nige­rian work­ers and it is not only work­ers in Abuja, but work­ers all over the coun­try. So far, we have writ­ten letters to so many state gov­er­nors and the re­sponses have been very pos­i­tive. They are also very ea­ger; many of them have promised giv­ing us lands,” the NLC pres­i­dent said.

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