By Ademu Usman Idakwo
Four hundred and sixty nine units of houses for low-income families have been commissioned by President Muhammadu Buhari in Kano State.
The housing units, under the auspices of the Family Homes Estate in Kano State, according to stakeholders in the housing sector in the country, is a sign of a new begining for low-income families in the country.
The housing project which was inaugurated by President Buhari on Monday in Darmanawa, Kano State, is expected to be allocated to civil servants, traders and other low-income beneficiaries in the state.
President Buhari was accompanied to the inauguration by the governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje; the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed; the chairman of the Board of Family Homes Funds, Alhaji Suleiman Barau; the acting Managing Director of Family Homes Funds, Mr. Sani Yakubu, and other members of the Board of Family Homes Funds.
Speaking earlier, the Chairman of the board of Family Homes Funds, Alhaji Barau, said that the occasion was very significant for Family Homes Funds, because within four years of its existence, it has financed the development of over 15,000 homes for low-income families across Nigeria, with over 80,000 jobs created in the process.
He said, “On behalf of the board and management of Family Homes Funds, I would like to really thank President Buhari, for taking the time to commission this estate for families on low-income cadre.
“The establishment of an important company like Family Homes Funds, that is playing a very crucial part in the Federal Government’s social intervention programmes focused on poverty alleviation across Nigeria is quite commendable.”
The Chairman also thanked the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Ahmed, for her strong leadership and guidance that is inspiring Families Homes Funds to deliver all the results.
He stressed further that her continued supports and encouragement to the company towards innovation, has made the company one of the most important Federal Government-owned institutions in Nigeria, delivering affordable homes, creating jobs and yielding dividends for the government.