In a bid to reduce housing deficit in Adamawa State, the Government has approved the release of N4.892 billion for the construction of 1,000 housing units in Yola.
The Government hinted that the 1,000 housing units would be constructed by 14 firms to fast-track its completion in the state.
Addressing pressmen on the plan for housing in the state, Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Umar Pella, announced the development shortly after the state executive council meeting.
Pella stated that the housing project was approved yesterday after an intensive deliberation that lasted for several hours due to its importance and funds involved.
“The council approved that the project should take off. A total sum of N4.892 billion is earmarked for the project; 1,000 housing units in categories of three bedrooms and two-bedrooms are going to be constructed,” Pella said.
He said that about 14 construction firms were successful in the bidding and would build 350 three-bedrooms units and 650 two-bedroom units, respectively.
Pella said that the project was in demonstration of the government’s commitment to ensuring that the citizens would have access to affordable houses.