The Plateau State Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with two developers, First Property Resources International and International Quest, for the mass production of 5,000 housing units in the state.
According to Plateau State Commissioner for Housing, Hon. Brian Bintim Dadi, the MOU is in accordance with Governor Simon Lalong’s administration’s objective to provide Plateau residents with affordable housing.
He explained that the MoU is for a Public Private Partnership (PPP) arrangement for a low-cost housing program, which is in line with the APC’s campaign pledges to the good people of Plateau State.
Speaking during the signing of the MoU in his office in Jos, Dadi explained that the housing units will consist of two bedroom as well as three bedroom flats to be executed at various locations within the Jos-Bukuru Master-plan.
Chairman of the Housing Units Committee, Arch. Solomon Jangkanwa assured that adequate supervision will be carried out to ensure that the prototypes presented by the developers are exactly implemented.
Speaking more on the terms of condition, Jangkanwa said if the developers do not mobilise to site as expected, then the MoU stands null and void. It is the desire of Government to have low-cost housing for citizens of the State.”
He added that, “The cost of the house is going to be on the off-takers. The developers said a two-bedroom flat will go for N6million while a three bedroom flats will be N7million.
Director, International Quest IQ Limited, Engr. Victor Deekae and the Director, First Property, Tim Lawi, both assured of their commitment to delivering the housing units before the exit of the current administration.