The Minister of Defense, Muhammadu Badaru Abubakar, has flagged off the construction of 1,500 housing units in Jigawa, his home state.
The minister, who was the immediate past governor of the state, led the groundbreaking for the constitution of 1,500 houses in Dutse, the state capital and five major cities on invitation of the Governor, Malam Umar Namadi.
Badaru Abubakar, while speaking, commended the Governor for the initiative, describing it as one “that would improve the social and economical development of the people and the state”.
During the campaign, I told the Jigawa people that, His Excellency Umar Namadi is a gentleman, Straightforward, prudent and patriotic. If elected, he will not disappoint us. Thank God today I am vindicated.
”Governor Namadi has built from our legacy, so many projects and programs that touched the life of Jigawa electorate have been executed in the last eight months. Today, we are witnessing the foundation of another laudable project, the construction of 1,500 Houses across the state.
”I also feel honoured and delighted for inviting me to be part of this historical event. Thanks and I promise to continue giving my support for making Jigawa state great, “the Minister pledged.
In his speech, the state governor, Malam Umar Namadi, said the construction of the 1,500 houses is part of his government’s commitment to providing affordable houses to the people of the state in line with his 12-point agenda.
Governor Namadi added that the project has multiple social and economic advantages as more job opportunities, and employment will be generated besides more provision of accommodations.
The Governor explained that the houses will be built in five emirate cities and three major urban towns namely Dutse, Hadejia, Kazaure, Gumel, Ringim, Birnin Kudu, Babura and Kafin Hausa.
“The mass housing project will be executed in phases according to our 12-point agenda, and we will make sure quality jobs for achieving the desired goals,” Governor Namadi stated.
Source: Tribune Newspaper