Rose Ejembi Makurdi

Prepared to address the housing deficit in the State, the Benue State government is planning to build over 10,000 housing units for all categories of its citizens.

Commissioner for Housing and Urban Development in the state, Chief Ekpu Ogbu disclosed this when he played host to the leadership and members of the Correspondents’ Chapel in his office on Thursday

He said the State government would soon embark on the construction of 5,000 Expandable Organic Mass Housing units for civil servants at Adeke along the Mobile Barrack road off Makurdi/ Ankpa highway.

He revealed that the state government had already provided 10 hectares of land for the commencement of the project which is to be flagged off soon.

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The Commissioner explained furtherthat the State government has also entered into partnership with Habitat African Initiative based in Abuja to build low-cost houses for Benue people.

“We hope that this will go a long way in reducing the housing deficit in the State. We are doing this in collaboration with the World Bank as well as the Federal Mortgage Bank”,the Housing Commissioner said.

Earlier, the Chairman of the Correspondents’Chapel, Tor Vande Acka of the Daily Independent Newspapers commended the Commissioner for his commitment to ensuring the renovation of many government facilities including schools and hospitals in the state.