Over 10, 000 Applicants Subscribe To FG’s National Housing Programme
* As Ministry advices against use of invalid documents
As Nigerians continue to respond with enthusiasm to the Ministry of Works and Housing’s portal recently opened for an opportunity to subscribe to the Federal Government’s National Housing Programme, over 10,000 applications have been received through the portal.
However, following dedicated attention to the processing of the applications by the Web Management Team, the Ministry has advised applicants to ensure strict compliance to the requirements by uploading complete and only valid documents on the portal.
Responding to complaints by subscribers having difficulty in applying, the Ministry has re-emphasised the requirements for the online registration for the prospective applicants to be valid and successful as; passport photograph, current certified Tax Clearance/Payment Slip and means of Identification such as current National I.D, Drivers licences, International passport and Voter Card as well as letter of first appointment and Gazette of confirmation of appointment (for Public Servants).
The Ministry explained the reasons why some applications are not successful to include; not having current Tax Clearance Certificate, evidence of Tax Clearance, no Pay Slip, non-submission of Memorandum of Acceptance (MOA), incomplete or inconsistent documents and not having valid means of Identification or submission of expired one.
The Ministry assured that all prospective applicants who complied with all the registration requirements will have a hitch free subscription and successful applicants for the homes will be notified via the e-mail addresses they supplied. Alternatively, applicants can log in to their profile to check the status of their application.
The Ministry had recently launched an online Web-Portal: https://nhp.worksandhousing,gov.ng for the sales of the completed houses across some states of the federation and the online sales is on-going.
The National Housing Programme (NHP) is a Federal Government of Nigeria’s development agenda for addressing Housing needs.
The programme commenced in the year 2016 in 34 States and the FCT.
Following an approval by the Federal Executive Council, the completed housing units all over the country are to be sold to low and medium income groups through mortgage and Rent-to-Own subscription windows
With the unveiling of the portal, Nigerians can now apply for the houses in the 34 states and FCT of the country by paying a Non-Refundable application fee of N10, 000.00 (Ten Thousand Naira) only through Remita. Thereafter, a pin would be generated for the applicant access to the portal to complete the application process.
The breakdown of the status update as recorded on they web-portal platforms as at Thursday, shows that, out of the total number of 10,543 applicants, 10,206 applications are pending, 238 applications have been successfully submitted and 115 applications were approved.
The Ministry hereby appeal for strict compliance with the stipulated requirements for easy processing and approval of applications.
10TH MEETING OF NATIONAL COUNCIL ON LANDS, HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT
THEME: "HOUSING DEVELOPMENT AS A CATALYST FOR JOB CREATION, SOCIAL INCLUSION AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT"
REMARKS BY THE HONOURABLE MINISTER OF WORKS AND HOUSING, MR BABATUNDE FASHOLA, SAN, AT THE PROJECT COMPLETION AND HAND OVER FLAG OFF ON THURSDAY 25TH NOVEMBER, 2021 AT KOKO/BESSE LGA, KEBBI STATE
On behalf of the Federal Government of Nigeria and President Muhammadu Buhari, I bring good tidings to the peoples and Governments of Sokoto, Kebbi and Niger States, who will be impacted by the Sokoto-Tambuwal-Jega-Kontagora-Makera Road that our President will hand over today.
My principal message to you all is that this is the first of many more project Completion and Handovers our country will experience in the next few weeks and months as we enter what l call a season of completion and impact.
In this phase of completion Mr. President has approved that Ministers from the various States where projects have been completed should represent him to perform the handover formalities.
The other handing over formalities that will follow these formalities which we flag off today in Kebbi will be in:
a) Jigawa for Section II covering 142.2 x 2 (dual) Kilometers between Shuwarin and Azare, connecting Jigawa and Bauchi States.
b) Bauchi for Section III covering 106.3 x 2 Kilometers between Azare and Potiskum , connecting Bauchi and Yobe States.
c) Benue for Vandeikya-Obudu Cattleranch Road covering 24 Kilometers connecting Benue and Cross River States.
d) Ebonyi for Nnewe- Uduma- Uburu Road covering 26.27 Kilometers with 14 Kilometers spur to Ishiagu connecting Enugu and Ebonyi States.
These projects represent major investment in road Transport infrastructure, which is a commitment of the Buhari administration as a driver for economic growth and prosperity.
They are visible and incontrovertible Assets in proof of what Nigeria’s resources are invested in, from a combination of our earned resources, and borrowings.
This occasion affords another opportunity to acknowledge the impact of the Sukuk funding in the completion of Azare – Potiskum, Shuwarin – Potiskum and Sokoto-Tambuwal- Kontagora Roads.
The Sukuk is currently contributing to progress of work on 44 roads across Nigeria and as we complete them, events like this will hold.
I want to express gratitude of our Government to the investors in the Sukuk and thank the Ministry of Finance, and the members of the National Assembly, especially the Chairmen of the Senate and House Committees on Works in the 8th and 9th Assembly for their support.
Our gratitude to the Debt Management Office is deep and continuing for their role in previous SUKUKS which have been most innovative and impactful nationwide, and for the Sukuk we are expecting.
To our staff and contractors who have worked very hard to bring these projects to conclusion I also say thank you, as I cannot fail to acknowledge the cooperation of the host communities where these projects pass through or are hosted.
I hold them out as examples of what peace can achieve, and the investments that collaboration and some sacrifice can deliver if we embrace partnership with Government.
Ladies and Gentlemen, none of these would have been possible without the support of Ministers in the Federal Executive Council during debates over the projects.
To all Ministers in the first term and this current term, I express gratitude on behalf of the Ministry of Works and Housing for your support.
To the President and Vice President who preside for long hours over the Council meetings, your leadership is now bearing fruits and the evidence of change is now manifesting.
Bauchi, Jigawa, Benue, Cross Rivers, Sokoto, Kebbi, Niger, Enugu and Ebonyi bear witness and there is more to come.
BABATUNDE RAJI FASHOLA, SAN
MINISTER OF WORKS AND HOUSING
SPEECH DELIVERED BY ABUBAKAR MALAMI, SAN AT THE COMPLETION AND HANDOVER OF REHABILITATION OF SOKOTO – TAMBUWAL-JEGA-KONTAGORA-MAKERA ROAD, PHASE I & II SOKOTO AND KEBBI STATES, CONTRACT NO. 6161 ON THURSDAY, 25TH NOVEMBER, 2021
On behalf of the Federal Government and President Muhammadu Buhari, I bring best wishes to the Government and people of Sokoto/Kebbi States.
Our commitment to improve road transport infrastructure, our determination to improve the ease of doing business, create jobs and prosperity to lift people out of poverty brings us here today because the results of our investment are manifesting.
I can confidently say that as we enter the final lap of the tenure of the Buhari administration we are also entering a season of completion and delivery of projects.
As you can all see, we are handing over today the 155 Kilometres Road, which is Phases I&II (Sokoto-Tambuwal - Jega) of the Sokoto-Tambuwal-Jega-Kontagora – Makera Road.
This road links Sokoto and Kebbi State together, and it is a critical component of our national road network.
This road has been built to the highest quality of design and workmanship and if is well used and not abused, it should last for the designed service life.
Road abuse takes many forms such as overloading of vehicles and trucks which accelerates pavement damage, spilling of petroleum products, which dissolves all the components and allows water to penetrate, and converting the road shoulders to permanent parking places, that brings the onset of road failure from the shoulder.
We must all do our best to avoid these practices, report them when they occur and act in a lawful manner to stop them.
The road is also a story of the capacity of our people. The patriotic Nigerians who were employed directly to build this road, the scores of suppliers employed indirectly who are responsible for providing the machines utilized in the construction.
These are not only nation builders to whom we offer our salutations, they are the heart of the Nigerian economy, the micro, small and medium enterprises that drive our economic growth.
This road is also a statement of economic efficiency and ease of doing business.
This is because the travel time of averagely 4 hours before construction has now reduced to 2 hours since the completion of the road.
Of course, this road is part of our many roads to prosperity because reduced journey times means reduced expense on travel, because time is money.
This road symbolizes change as you will observe in the road furniture, such as the lane markings and Route Assurance signs.
These components had all but disappeared on our highways but our commitment to change has restored them, with the markings helping drivers to achieve better lane management and control of their vehicles; while the Route Assurance signs provide information about how much further or longer, the drivers and commuters have to travel and the distance to the next village, town or state.
Of course, another element of change is the travel experience on a new and well-built road from the old and previously unmotorable road.
Now that we have this new and well-built road, we have duties to ourselves and to other road users.
One of those duties is to ensure that we drive in accordance with the law as stipulated in the Highway Code.
Accordingly, for the avoidance of any doubt, I wish to reiterate that the maximum driving speed on this and other Federal Highways nationwide is 100 (ONE HUNDRED) KM and no more.
On behalf of the Federal Government and President Muhammadu Buhari, I formally declare this Sokoto-Tambuwal - Jega Phases I & II of the Sokoto-Tambuwal-Jega-Kontagora – Makera Road completed and open for public use.
For your safety and that of other road users, I implore you not to exceed 100 KM.
We want you alive to witness and be part of the prosperity and promise of Nigeria.
I wish you safe and happy motoring.
Abubakar Malami, SAN
Honourable Minister of Justice and attorney-General of the Federation
FASHOLA, MALAMI, ALIERO, GOVERNOR BAGUDU AND OTHERS AT THE COMMISSIONING AND HANDOVER OF SOKOTO - TAMBUWAL - JEGA - KONTAGORA - MAKERA ROAD PHASE I & II IN SOKOTO AND KEBBI STATES AT KOKO/BESSE LGA, KEBBI STATE
Representative of the President and Hon. Minister of Justice and Attorney - General of the Federation, Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN (2nd Left), Hon. Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, SAN (left), Governor of Kebbi State, Mr. Abubakar Atiku Bagudu (middle), Chairman, Senate Committee on Works and Senator representing Kebbi Central Senatorial District, Senator Adamu Aliero (right), Chairman, House Committee on Works, Hon. Abubakar Kabir Abubakar (2nd right) and others during the commissioning and Handover of Sokoto - Tambuwal -Jega - Kontagora - Makera Road Phase I & II in Sokoto and Kebbi States on Thursday, 25th November 2021 at Koko/Bese LGA, Kebbi State.
DR OGBONNAYA ONU, COMMISSIONER FOR WORKS, ENGR. GREG NNAJI AND OTHERS AT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT'S COMMISSIONING AND HANDOVER OF NNEWE - ODUMA ROAD, SECTIONS I & II IN ENUGU AND EBONYI STATES
A view of the Nnewe - Oduma Road, Sections I & II in Enugu and Ebonyi States.INSET: Representative of President Muhammadu Buhari and Hon. Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu (2nd left), representative of the Hon. Minister of Works & Housing and Director Highways, South East Zone, Engr. Bola Aganaba (left), , Commissioner for Works, Enugu State, Engr. Greg Nnaji(right), Chairman, Oduma Council of Traditional Rulers, HRH Igwe Daniel Njoku (2nd right) and others during the Federal Government's commissioning and Handover of Nnewe - Oduma Road, Sections I & II in Enugu and Ebonyi States at Km 16 Ezinato Ohafia Oduma , Enugu State on Thursday, 2nd December 2021