In his effort to provide safe and affordable housing to people on a
mass scale, Governor Mai Mala Buni has flagged-off construction of
3,600 housing units across the state.
Laying the foundation Thursday, Governor Buni said the project was
financed in partnership with a subsidiary of the Federal Ministry of
Finance, Family Homes Ltd.
“Everyone needs a roof over his head, a place he can call home.
This is why the Yobe state government is keen to ensure that on a
continuous basis, our people have access to safe and affordable
“As we flag off the construction of these housing units today, I am
pleased to note that the payment of compensation for land acquired for
the execution of the project would be shouldered by Family Homes Funds
Limited. The value of the land being acquired in each beneficiary
local government is currently being assessed,” he said.
The governor further said, the 3,600 houses to be built under this
initiative would be spread across the state, with each of the 17 local
government areas benefiting.
The governor said the houses will be built in two-bedroom and
three-bedroom apartments and each three-bedroom unit will occupy 800
square meters of land while each two-bedroom unit will be allocated
600 square meters.
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Blueprint learnt that there are plans for schools, health facilities,
places of worship, police outposts, fire service stations,
mini-markets and children’s playgrounds within the
He urged the Yobe State Housing and Property Development Corporation
and the Ministry of Land and Housing to effectively supervise the
contractors that will handle the projects.