Vice President Kashim Shettima has said that Nigeria needs N21 trillion to address the housing deficit in the country.
Speaking during the ground-breaking of a five-hundred-unit housing estate to be constructed by the Sokoto State government, Senator Shettima noted that Nigeria has a housing deficit of twenty-eight million houses.
The Vice President commended Governor Ahmed Aliyu of Sokoto State for his efforts at tackling the housing needs of his people.
The project located in the Wamakko Local Government Area of the state will cost the state government the sum of N7.3 billion. Governor Aliyu said the housing estate will be for civil servants and will be sold to them when completed on an owner-occupier basis.