…,To promote decent housing access for the people of Taraba State. – Taraba State Governor
By Chioma Nnodim
Minister of State for Works and Housing Mr.Mu’azu Jaji Sambo, Executive Governor of Taraba State Darius Dickson, Ishaku, top government officials and local residents in Jauro –Yinu Taraba State converged at the commissioning and handover ceremony of National Housing Programme in Jalingo Taraba State, as Sambo named the National Housing Programme in Jalingo, Taraba Stste Muhammadu Buhari Housing Estate weekend.
“Today due to Mr. President’s contribution and support in ensuring that Nigerians are provided affordable and livable houses, the National Housing Programme initiative of the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing was launched in 2016 through which over 6000 housing units of diverse units have been built and completed and are being commissioned across 34-states of the Federation in the first phase of the programme. These activities have created several direct and indirect jobs for teeming Nigerians where these projects are sited.
It is on this note and for his contribution to National Development through the National Housing Programme that I, Mu’azu Jaji Sambo Hon. Minister of State, Works and Housing name the National Housing Project site in Jalingo , Taraba State as “ Muhammadu Buhari Housing Estate , Jalingo,” Sambo said.
President Muhammadu Buhari who was represented at the event by Mu’azu Jaji Sambo remarked “ Finally , I offer my appreciation to the Government and people of Taraba State for their cooperation towards the successful completion and the commissioning of a project that will help improve and promote the welfare of the people of this state.”
The representative of the Honourable Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Raji, SAN at the event Director Public Buildings and Housing ,Arc. Solomon Labafilo said “Today in Taraba State at Welcome Gate, Wukari –Jalingo Road , Jalingo we have completed and we are handing over 80-units of houses comprising 4-units of One Bedroom , 48-units of 2 bedroom and 24-units of three bedroom bungalows.”
Earlier the Permanent Secretary Federal Ministry of Works and Housing, Mr.Bashir Nura Alkali , who was represented by the Zonal Director Housing North East Federal Ministry of Works and Housing,Arc. Laminu Mamman said, “The Ministry is promoting local content in line with Executive Orders 3 and 5. The use of available local building materials in the National Housing Programme has stimulated the economy through the production and use of local materials . The overall economic value chain arising from the housing construction activities is mostly beneficial to the Nigerians youths.”
The Governor of Taraba State, His Excellency Darius Dickson Ishaku represented by Secretary to the State Government Hon. Anthony Jellason stated that the housing programme will provide decent access to housing for the people of Taraba State and the state is partnering with Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria in order to reduce housing scarcity in the state.
The Emir of Muri , His Royal Highness Alhaji Abbas Njidda Tafida said, “We should always have this kind of leader that builds roads and houses. This kind of representation is what we want. We must not allow a blind man to lead us.”