Connect with us

Metro

FCTA to construct 30,000 housing units in Karchi for staff

Published

on

Spread the love

FCTA to construct 30,000 housing units in Karchi for staff

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) administration muted the plan to construct over 30,000 housing units in Karshi area of the territory for its employees
The projects will be handled by the FCT Satellite Towns Development Department and developed through a partnership with the Family Homes Fund (FHF).
FCT Minister of State, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, made the disclosure during the assessment tour of the project in Karshi.

She promised that the developers would hasten the realization of the project in the shortest possible time.
According to her, at the completion of the project, employees of the FCT administration would be more committed to duty, adding that they will also have ownership of the houses.  
In her words, “The Karshi tour is to assess the affordable housing project designed for the staffs of the FCTA/FCDA. The FCT Administration is committed to affordable housing as mandated by President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure that there is a provision for affordable housing for indigenous people and residents of the FCT across the six area councils.  
“Practically, we are ready to trade-off and do the needful. We have assessed the whole place to ensure that all the infrastructure is in place and to ensure that the houses are truly affordable and structures are qualitative.
“We came out with our development partners and FHF. We have over 30,000 staff waiting already, and we are set to proceed. As for the takeoff, it is as soon as now, but the COVID-19 pandemic, which is not peculiar to us but a global pandemic really slow down the pace of development.  
“By and large, it is never too late. The developers are also giving us a time frame to expedite action on the project. And quality and affordability as the name implies matters to us.  
“The population of FCT staffs without credible house is alarming, so if we want adequate concentration for our staffs, then we have to provide them with good accommodation. These housing facilities will encourage them to do more, give them sense of ownership in the territory. This will boost their standard of living”.  
Speaking, the Director of Housing, FCT Satellite Towns Development Development, Usman Isyaku Bala, an architec, maintained that the project would be completed within 24 months, adding that modalities are in place to ensure that workers of the administration are beneficiaries of the scheme.

Continue Reading
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Metro

Though we stand with #ENDSARS protesters we are not shutting down petrol intallations -NUPENG

Published

on

By

Spread the love

Though we stand with #ENDSARS protesters we are not shutting down petrol intallations -NUPENG

The National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) says thought it is in solidarity with with all well meaning Nigerians in the protest against police brutality, the union had not directed any shutdown of fuel stations or other oil installations in the country. 

It’s Chairman,  Lagos Operation of NUPENG,  Comrade Tayo Aboyeji confirmed this in a statement issued in Lagos on Saturday and made available to newsmen.

According  to him, “We wish to state that the leadership of NUPENG stands with all well meaning Nigerians in the protest against police brutality and bad governance however no organ of the Union has ordered the shutting down of fuel stations.
“We sincerely empathised with all victims of police brutality in the country.
Aboyeji expressed NUPENG’s  support for the Nigerian youths in their call for police reforms.

He said “NUPENG stands with Nigerian youths against police brutality and calls for immediate and far reaching police reforms as our members are as well victims of police brutality and abuses through extortion, detention, harassment and intimidation nationwide.

“Meanwhile, no organ of our union has ordered shutting down of fuel stations or oil installations.

“We sincerely empathise with all victims of police brutality, including our members across the country and we peacefully join all well-meaning Nigerians to say police brutality must stop!”

Continue Reading

Metro

Youths in Niger Protest Bad Roads, Poor Electricity Supply, Banditry

Published

on

By

Spread the love

Youths in Niger Protest Bad Roads, Poor Electricity Supply, Banditry

Hundreds of Youths on Saturday morning took to the major roads in Minna, Niger State capital to protested the poor supply of electricity by the Abuja Electricity Development Company (AEDC), and bad federal roads across the state.

The Youths also demanded for the reform of the Nigeria Police and putting an end to the lawlessness of men of the now dissolved Special anti robbery squad (SARS).

They equally challenged the governments to take tangible actions to stop banditry and kidnapping across the state.

They matched through the major roads in Minna the state capital carrying placards with different captions, chanting war songs and dancing.

Most of the barners have inscriptions such as #Save Niger State” with riders such as “End banditry”, “End, bad roads” “End “AEDC”.,” End Insecurity Now” “End rape” “End Bokoharam”.

The protest which was organised by “Coalition of Northern Youth Groups” Niger State chapter was later joined by some artists.

The convener of the protest one Mohammed Mohammed said their action was not in connection with the ongoing nationwide #EndSARS protest, but to “seek government’s attention in tackling the peculiar challenges that Niger State is confronted with.

“It is unfortunate that despite the contributions being made by Niger State to the federal government, particularly the four hydro power dams situated in the state, the presence of the federal government has not been felt in our state.

“Power supply has been erratic, thereby slowing down economic growth in Niger State as youths who are into entrepreneurship cannot sustain their businesses” Mohammed said while addressing the protesters.

He warned that if action is not taken Youths in the state will shut the three dams and block articulated vehicles from all federal roads in the state.

Continue Reading

Metro

Poor State Of Federal Roads: Buhari Has Failed Us In Niger – APC Chieftain Cries Out

Published

on

By

Spread the love

Poor State Of Federal Roads; Buhari Has Failed Us In Niger – APC Chieftain Cries Out

A Chieftain of All Progressive Congress (APC) and Special Adviser to Niger state Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello on political affairs, Mallam Nma Kolo has expressed concern over the deplorable condition of Federal Roads in the state.

He concluded that despite the overwhelming support the state gave the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) which saw the enthronement of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015 and 2019, the state has not felt any federal presence, especially in the area of road.
“There is no better ward to put than to say that the President has failed the people of Niger state despite the overwhelming support he had enjoyed from state in 2015 and 2019 elections”.
Nma Kolo believed that after securing the votes of the people of the state in the two elections, the President decided to turn his back and has failed to fulfill any of his campaign promises to the people of the state.
Most worrisome, the Special Adviser pointed out is the condition of the federal roads that traverse the state which he said are in the worst state of disrepair, making lives miserable to motorists and commuters.
Nma Kolo who spoke to newsmen in Minna following the continued trailer and Tanker Gridlock on the Suleja-Minna and Minna-Bida highway, making lives miserable for both motorists and commuters, described Niger state as a “Key state” with 75,353 kilometers of federal roads, cutting across about 15 local government areas of the state.
He pointed out that “the deplorable conditions of the roads have continued to cause untold hardships on the people including commuters”.
According to him, “It is regrettable that despite the importance of its location, Niger State cannot boast of good road networks. Federal Roads or better still, Trunk A roads in the state have become death traps”.
Kolo described as unacceptable, the blind eyes Buhari has turned to the condition of federal roads, saying that the only federal roads passable in the state at the moment are those constructed by the Premier of the then Northern region.
“These scenario should not be happening in Niger state given its much importance and contributions to the development of the country.
“It is important for us to note that the federal presence for roads in Niger state is nothing to write home about” Kolo further declared.
Kolo observed also that many investors local and foreign that would have wanted to invest in the state as a result of the favourable climate created by the governor Abubakar Sani Bello government have continued to drag their feet because of the bad roads.
“We seek that Niger state should not be left alone to be taken over by flooding and bad roads which are endangering the lives of our people daily, the state has lost a lot due to this, investors will have more confidence with better road networks, there will be more connection for the country if Niger state works and this is our appeal to the government”
It could be recalled that Niger state government recently closed all its roads against articulated vehicles when these vehicles became serious obstruction to the construction of the Minna-Bida road but was later reopened to the intervention by the presidency.
The contractor handling the road project has already presented a bill of over N15m to the government as compensation for the damage done to the aspect of the roads it has already constructed and damaged by these articulated vehicles even when the federal government has not shown signs that it will honour the agreement reached with governor Abubakar Sani Bello before the roads were reopened
End.

Continue Reading

Trending