FG inaugurates the housing portal, urges Nigerians to apply

FG inaugurates the housing portal, urges Nigerians to apply

Minister of Works and Housing Babatunde Fashola, who inaugurated the portal in Abuja, noted that access to affordable housing remained a challenge for the average Nigerian.

The Nigerian government unveiled a portal to its national housing program on Friday and urged Nigerians to apply for affordable homes through the website, The PUNCH reports.

Minister of Works and Housing Babatunde Fashola, who inaugurated the portal in Abuja, noted that access to affordable housing remained a challenge for the average Nigerian.

He said the housing construction program was taking place in phases and that more than 5,000 homes had been completed in phase one and two in 34 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

Fashola said the state of Lagos has yet to provide land to the federal government, while the state of Rivers will join the third phase of the project.

The minister said “We currently have over 5,000 units in various stages of completion. The houses range from one, two and three semi-detached bungalows and one to three bedroom apartments. “

He said the buildings would be sold from N7m to N16.19m, adding that payments could be through mortgage or any financial system of preference.

Fasola said, “The minimum selling price for each of these homes will be N7.2m and the highest will be N16.19m. The highest is a three bedroom bungalow, it is not only the house but also has land. Bungalows are a bit more expensive than condos that don’t have additional land.

“There are some slight price differences in condominiums built in river and marshy areas, for example houses in Edo, Bayelsa.”

He added, “This is the first time we have a platform that every Nigerian has access to. This provides an opportunity for all Nigerians to apply and ensure a fair award process.

“We will begin official delivery and ribbon cutting soon when subscribers arrive. We have maintenance and facility managers on all estates. “

The minister said the online portal was introduced by the government from which the housing program would be offered to members of the public.

He said the forms were online and allowed for greater openness, limited human intervention, and would hold the government more accountable.

Fashola urged Nigerians to register and apply for homes online via the ministry’s website.

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