MINISTER of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, SAN, has promised the physically challenged Nigerians that the National Housing Programme, NHP, is all inclusive and will benefit them irrespective of their status and class. The minister disclosed this at the town hall meeting organised to mark the second year
anniversary of President Buhari’s Administration, held at the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abuja. In a statement issued on yesterday by the Assistant Director, Information, Mrs. Eno Olotu, Fashola assured them that they were captured in the programme to give everyone a sense of belonging and opportunity for home ownership. Also, to ensure the built environment conforms with international best practices, he said the National Building Code is undergoing a radical transformation which will change the way building was constructed and emphasised that the building designs would be done to accommodate structures for those with special needs. The minister, while giving his midterm report on the performance of his ministry, said the housing sector has undertaken inspection and monitoring of various housing sites across country.
He said with the massive on-going construction works at sites, government has been able to provide employment opportunities for artisans and other professionals in the built environment. Recall that 13,680 direct and 41,040 indirect jobs have so far been created with the ministry indulging workers in various areas of specialisation. Fashola also expressed optimism that the programme would facilitate government’s economic recovery plan launched by President Buhari recently.

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