Governor Fintiri (second right) at the ground breaking of the project
By Sam Tor
Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri on Monday formally flagged off construction of two thousand housing units for civil servants in Adamawa which will be built by the state government in collaboration with Family Homes Fund, a federal government housing financing agency.
At a ground breaking ceremony held at the Greater Yola Bye Pass, near Malkohi in Yola South local government, Governor Umaru Fintiri described the project as remarkable as it will provide decent houses to two thousand civil servants across the state.
The Governor who charged the Family Homes fund to keep to the timeframe of the project, revealed that one thousand and four hundred of the houses will be built in the state capital and three hundred will be erected in Mubi while the rest will be spread across other local governments in Adamawa.
He expressed concern that in the last five years, no housing project was carried out in the state and reaffirmed that his administration will continue to remain resolute and committed in serving the people adding that the state will continue to witness robust developments.
He enumerated some of the giant strides made so far by his administration in the areas of security, education, healthcare, agriculture and infrastructure among others and reiterated his commitment to continue providing a purposeful leadership to the masses.
Earlier in her welcome address, the permanent secretary state ministry of housing, Hajiya Jumai Abubakar Bashir described the programme as timely and long being awaited as it will solve the problem of housing deficit for civil servants in the state.
The Managing Director of the Family Homes Fund Mr Femi Adewole while speaking said the project which will gulf eight billion naira, will provide thirty thousand direct and indirect jobs for youths and offer training to about two hundred youths on construction skills.
Mr Adewole who said the project will be completed within twelve months timeframe, disclosed that seven hundred of the houses will be built at the Greater Yola bye pass near malkohi while the other seven hundred will be constructed at three other places in the state capital.