FG to build 1000 Houses In 7 States – Shettima

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The federal government has announced plans to build 1,000 houses in Sokoto, Kebbi, Katsina, Zamfara, Kaduna, Niger and Benue States.

The plan was made public by Vice President Kashim Shettima on Friday evening in Maiduguri, Borno State during the commissioning of projects executed by the State Government in the last 100 days.

Representing President Bola Tinubu at the occasion, Shettima said the purpose is to address the conflict in those areas.

The VP explained that the President has approved N50 billion for the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to kick-start the Pulaku initiative – a non-kinetic solution to the crisis confronting the people of the northwest region.

According to him, “The President has approved the construction of 1000 houses in Sokoto, Kebbi, Katsina, Zamfara, Kaduna Niger and Benue, with all the ancillary facilities of schools, clinics, veterinary clinics and ranches for the Fulani community in Kaduna and Benue, he insisted that all the victims must be carried along.”

Speaking further, the Vice President noted that President Tinubu was aware of the challenges confronting Nigerians and would make efforts to address them.

He said, “Issues confronting Nigerians will be addressed. We will use all available vehicles to fix things. President Tinubu means well for this country and he is determined to change the fortunes of the nation for the better.

“He is a person filled with a lot of empathy for the less privileged in the society. Some of the painful decisions taken by the government were products of the circumstances we have found ourselves in.

“Be rest assured that in the coming weeks and months, this government will unveil a lot of projects and programmes that will touch the lives of many.”

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