Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, the governor of Borno State, recently commissioned 300 affordable houses in Ngamdu, a town in Kaga Local Government Area, Northern Borno.
The houses, which are units of two-bedroom semidetached low-cost houses, are mainly meant for returning internally displaced persons.
Zulum, who presented allocation letters of houses to some of the beneficiaries, also commissioned a 1.8-kilometer township road, a shopping complex with 30 shops to boost the economy of the people, and a renovated and furnished government lodge, sited at Benisheik, headquarter of Kaga LGA.
A part of a vast project
The 300 affordable houses in Ngamdu are a part of a total of 3,200 affordable houses that are set to be established in Borno State by December 2022 owing to a partnership established back in 2019 between the Federal Government of Nigeria, the Borno State Government, and Family Homes Funds Limited (FHFL).
Promoted by the FG as part of its Social Intervention Programme with initial shareholding by the Federal Ministry of Finance and the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority, FHFL is a Sub-Sahara Africa’s largest housing fund focused on affordable homes for Nigerian’s on low income.
Prior to the commissioning of the 300 affordable houses in Ngamdu, 200 similar houses had been commissioned in Chibok and 500 more in Yana Yaskuri. This brings the total number of houses completed so far under the scheme to 1, 000 out of 3, 200.
FHFL to embark on the construction of 1000 more homes this year
During the commissioning of 300 houses in Ngamdu, Governor Babagana Zulum disclosed that FHFL is to build additional 1,000 houses for allocation to low-income households, particularly the civil servants.”
According to him, the houses will be two-bedroom apartments with water supply, health centers, schools, and fire services in the housing estates.