The Federal Government through the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing has reiterated its commitment to revitalising the Housing Sector of the Ministry by providing quantum budgetary allocation to the Sector in order to address the challenges of housing deficit in the country.
This was stated by the Permanent Secretary (Works & Housing) sectors of the Ministry, Mohammed Bukar while declaring open the meeting of Permanent Secretaries at the on-going 6th meeting of the National Council on Lands, Housing and Urban Development in Abuja.
Mohammed stated that the Council Meeting provides an avenue for stakeholders in the built environment across the nation to come together and deliberate on matters that will move the Housing Sector forward. He added that deliberations and recommendations from delegates in the conference will proffer solutions and reposition the Sector for better performance and meeting the housing needs of the people.
Earlier, the Permanent Secretary of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Chinyeaka Christian, represented by the Director of Land Administration, Adamu Jibrin Hussaini noted in his remarks that the theme of the Council: ‘’Building for Inclusion, Growth and Prosperity’’ is not only apt, but that it will avail professionals and other stakeholders the opportunity to rub minds and articulate common fronts in tackling challenges in the sub-sector.
The FCT Permanent Secretary stated that the FCT Minister, Mallam Muhammed Musa Bello is working very hard to reposition the over 8, 000 square kilometres land space in the Federal Capital for a better result, adding that provision of basic infrastructure in the nation’s capital is key to this present Administration.
The Meeting of the National Council on Lands, Housing and Urban Development which started two days ago, featured extensive deliberations on various Memoranda by various states across the federation, stakeholders and other relevant organizations. Reports of the meeting will be discussed by the forum of the Permanent Secretaries today with a view to making far reaching recommendations to the Council coming up tomorrow, 24 August, 2017.
For: Ag Director (Information)