Flood kills 8, de­stroys 60,000 farms in Ji­gawa

Daily Trust - - FRONT PAGE - From Aliyu M. Ha­m­agam, Dutse

Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor of Ji­gawa Sav­ing and Loans, Ba­bangida Umar Gantsa, said at the week­end that plans for the con­struc­tion of 1,330 hous­ing units by Ji­gawa State gov­ern­ment had reached ad­vanced stage.

The Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor, while field­ing ques­tions from news­men in Dutse said, they had in­spected sites for the pro­ject in each of the 27 lo­cal gov­ern­ment coun­cils and that as soon as all other for­mal­i­ties were con­cluded, con­struc­tion work would com­mence.

He said the state gov­ern­ment plans to build 1,080 hous­ing units of two bed­rooms in each of the lo­cal gov­ern­ment ar­eas as well as another set of 50 units of three bed­rooms at head­quar­ters of the five emi­rates. He said the pro­ject would be ex­e­cuted in two phases.

“Un­der the first phase, there will be 20 hous­ing units of two bed­rooms in each of the 27 lo­cal gov­ern­ment ar­eas, to­talling 540 hous­ing units. The sec­ond phase also car­ries same num­ber of hous­ing units, so when the pro­ject is com­pleted, there will be 40 hous­ing units of two bed­rooms in each of the head­quar­ters of the 27 lo­cal gov­ern­ment ar­eas, to­talling 1,080 units. Also 50 hous­ing units of three bed­room will be built in each of the head­quar­ters of the five emi­rates in the state, to­talling 250 units, “he said.

Gantsa said the pro­ject was ex­pected to be com­pleted within five months, and that the aim was not only for pro­vi­sion of houses but also to make them af­ford­able.

“The houses are to be con­structed by Ji­gawa State Hous­ing Au­thor­ity in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Ji­gawa Sav­ing and Loan Ltd and fi­nanced by the Fed­eral Mort­gage Bank,” he said.

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