The Niger State Government has reiterated its commitment towards partnering with Family Homes Funds in providing affordable housing delivery for the citizens.
The State’s Commissioner for Housing, Abdul Hussaini made the remark on Friday at the ongoing virtual Abuja International Housing Show which is the 14th edition of the initiative.
The Commissioner who joined his counterparts from other States in a special session that was centered on “Providing Enabling Environment for Housing Delivery,” said Niger State is in partnership with Family Homes Funds for low cost housing.
According to him, the State is in partnership with Family Homes Funds for the provision of land, infrastructure and security for the delivery of 1,220 housing units in Niger State.
He said “We have signed an agreement with the Family Homes Funds Limited for the delivery of 1,220 housing units in Niger State and in that arrangement, we provided the land for that project which is located along Kaduna-Abuja express way.
“We equally provided the infrastructures in that housing project that we are about to commence”.
Delineating on the development, the Commissioner noted that the delivery of the 1,220 houses will be in three phases.
“400 for the first phase, after the completion and delivery then we go to the next phase, another 400 and then the last phase, 420”.
“This partnership with the family homes funds, in fact we have finalized everything. In fact in few weeks to come, that project will commence. Apart from provision of land and infrastructure, we have also decided to provide security for the entire project”.
Registered in 2017 and commencing operations in 2018, the Family Homes Funds is Sub-Sahara Africa’s largest housing fund focused on affordable homes for Nigerians on low income. It is a social housing initiative promoted by the Federal Government of Nigeria as part of its Social Intervention Programme with initial shareholding by the Federal Ministry of Finance and the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority.