Nasarawa: governor inaugurates N1.2bn mass housing project

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Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State has inaugurated the N1.2 billion Ta’al Orange Market site and Services for mad housing scheme at Mararaba Gurku, Karu Local Government Areas of the state.

Inaugurating the project, Sule said this was part of the activity he used in marking his 100 days in office on Saturday at Mararaba.

He said the project was structured towards providing housing and transforming the slum to regenerated the cityscape.

The governor recalled that the ground-breaking ceremony of this important scheme conducted on May 15, 2017, by his predecessor, Sen. Umaru Al-Makura.

“It is geared towards providing affordable housing opportunity for the citizens of the State and other interested developers,” Sule said.

He noted that the project covered an area of 18.79 hectares with 148 plots allocated to various prospective developers.

“The project marked the beginning of many such schemes across the state as this administration is committed to providing infrastructure and other social amenities for the people.

“In our commitment to attract foreign investors to the State, there is a need to create a conducive environment.

“Accordingly, this administration is committed to the provision of affordable housing, development of cottage/modular industries and establishment of educational institutions, among others.

“It is our conviction that these gestures will open opportunities for economic activities in the State,” Sule said.

The governor, however, pleaded with the Federal Government to support the state in the provision of infrastructural facilities, especially in the Greater Karu axis.

He noted that such intervention had become imperative in view of the fact that a sizable percentage of federal government workers reside in Nasarawa state, thereby overstretching existing facilities.