Po­lice part­ner firms to build 40,000 houses for of­fi­cers

Daily Trust - - PROPERTY - By Mustapha Suleiman

The Nige­ria Po­lice Force has part­nered two indige­nous real es­tate com­pa­nies: Ojim Royal In­vest­ment & Prop­erty Lim­ited and Puha Prop­erty De­vel­op­ment Com­pany for the con­struc­tion of 40,000 hous­ing units for of­fi­cers and other in­ter­ested per­sons across the coun­try.

The first phase of the mass hous­ing scheme which con­sists of 200 units of houses was set to com­mence in Enugu State.

The Deputy Com­mis­sioner of Po­lice and Manag­ing Di­rec­tor, NPF Prop­erty De­vel­op­ment and Con­struc­tion Com­pany, Mr. Obe Ru­dolf, told news­men in Abuja that the present regime’s so­cial hous­ing scheme is such that “we don’t want to cre­ate an­other set of barracks.”

He how­ever ex­plained that 70% of the hous­ing would be re­served for the pub­lic which in­clude other para­mil­i­tary of­fi­cers with dif­fer­ent price from the price the po­lice would pay.

“The price for the of­fi­cers of the force would be dif­fer­ent from that of the oth­ers as we want of­fi­cers to be com­fort­able while car­ry­ing out their du­ties. Also, the 40,000 units would not be built within a par­tic­u­lar time but would be done in phases. When a par­tic­u­lar lo­ca­tion is built like we are start­ing from Enugu other ar­eas would com­mence and is go­ing to con­tinue within the next four years” he said.

Ru­dolf said the two com­pa­nies that were part­ner­ing the po­lice on the project had the tech­ni­cal and fi­nan­cial abil­i­ties to ex­e­cute the job, adding that the NPF had in­ter­viewed the de­vel­op­ers and was con­vinced of their in­di­vid­ual ca­pac­i­ties to de­liver the project.

Ac­cord­ing to him var­i­ous Po­lice Com­mands in the states would pro­vide land for the project in their re­spec­tive states.

Also speak­ing, the Manag­ing Di­rec­tor, Ojim Royal, Mr Kings­ley Oko­ronkwo, said the build­ings are go­ing to be af­ford­able.

He said, “It is a mass hous­ing project and we are cap­tur­ing 20 states, in­clud­ing the FCT. But right now we are start­ing with Enugu State where the land is al­ready avail­able. We are con­struct­ing 40,000 units across the coun­try and they are go­ing to con­sist of two and three bed­room flats.

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