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Affordable Housing: A’Ibom Govt. Donates 50 Hectares Of Land To FHA For Project Take-off

Akwa Ibom State Government and the Federal Housing Authority (FHA) have sealed a new partnership on the Diaspora Home Project, an affordable housing scheme of the President Bola Tinubu Renewed Hope Agenda with a flexible payment programme for public servants resident in the state.

The partnership was reached as the State Governor, Pastor Umo Eno, announced 50 hectares of land donation and any other required state government support as counterpart facilitation for the Federal Government housing project during a courtesy visit by a delegation from FHA led by its MD/CEO, Hon. Oyetunde Ojo, at Government House, Uyo.

In his words, “I want to assure you, sir, that we will work together. We have already allocated a piece of land, and the Commissioner for Lands will make it available to you.

Akwa Ibom govt. donates 50 hectares of land to FHA

“Talking about the economic benefits, such as creating employment, and all the other areas that you have talked about, we will give you all the necessary support for the benefit of our people,” he said.

Commending the all-inclusive leadership style of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Governor Eno lauded the FHA helmsman for taking steps to collaborate and ensure synergy between the federal agency and governments of the respective states proposed for the project.

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This, he said, was similar to the Akwa Ibom approach, where the government does not embark on any project without engaging the stakeholders to know the actual community needs at the time, expressing hope that other federal agencies, like the NDDC, would take a cue from the disposition of the FHA.

He reiterated his commitment to supporting and collaboratively working with the President Tinubu-led federal government for the general good of the people, irrespective of their different political affiliations.

“We want to make our people happy, and I think that is why God sent us here. We can show our people that our brother is up there and is helping to bring things back home, and I thank Mr. President for being a father to all.

“For us in Akwa Ibom, we will work with him because he is doing his very best. I don’t have to be in the APC to support him. So I make it very clear: I am a member of the PDP, but I will always support Mr. President,” Governor Eno affirmed.

In his earlier presentation, Hon. Oyetunde Ojo said housing was a critical component of the Renewed Hope Agenda of the President Bola Ahmed Tinubu-led government and thanked the Akwa Ibom State Governor for readily supporting FHA’s Diaspora City project with land donation, which, he stressed, was a priority requirement for the project.

According to him, besides coming to solicit for land, the FHA under his watch will be willing to collaborate with the state government in the areas of design, the actual building and ensuring off-takers for houses, while assuring optimal and judicious utilisation of the allocated land.

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