The Minister of State for Works and Housing, Umar El-Yakub, announced on Tuesday that the Federal Housing Authority’s 748 housing units in Zuba would soon be put into service.
The minister stated this while speaking to journalists after a tour of the project.
He said that work on the project had reached an advanced stage and would soon be completed with infrastructure work ongoing for the benefit of its off-takers.
According to him, Zuba Housing Estate was a pilot project that should be replicated across the federation.
He said, “This project is almost completed but very little work needs to be done on this finishing. I guess little things are needed to finalise on basic infrastructure and that is to say that all the reticulation has been done. Water, power, etc need to be put in place for the benefit of the residents so that they will have a conducive environment to live in.
“As you can see, this is almost completed and finishing touches are being done
“These are affordable houses indeed and for you to have such houses is commendable. As a resident, the only thing you can enjoy is the facility. So, I can see that the finishing touches will take time.
“Commissioning will happen very soon as we are still finalising important details and when that happens, it will be commissioned.”
According to Tukur Muhammed, the site manager, the estate has 18 hectares of land and includes, among other basic and social amenities, 352 units of one-bedroom flats, 264 units of two-bedroom flats, 128 units of three-bedroom flats, and 20 units of three-bedroom terrace.