The Federal Government will start its distribution of houses to low-income and medium-income families in 2020.
Mr Babajide Fashola, Minister of Power and Housing, said it will be the first phase distribution of the National Housing Project (NHP)
At the 2-day inspection tour of five highway projects in Niger state on Tuesday, Fashola announced that the project which had begun in 34 states was providing a source of livelihood to contractors, artisans, food vendors and drivers, thereby circulating employment.
“This same project is going on in 34 states of the federation, with 28 contractors, who in turn employed people to provide them with have means of livelihood.
“This is how the ecosystem of the economy evolves, drivers are employed to bring blocks, artisans are engaged and food vendors, which is better than stealing or begging.
“We hope to step it up so that unemployment can be reduced with this kind of construction work,” he said.
He mentioned that the houses will be allocated on a mortgage and the repayment would be collected little by little from the owners' salaries.
He also said that the bidding process will be done electronically to avoid partiality.
He urged the communities to cooperate with them.
In the interest of the nation, the beneficiaries, the contractors and even the people that are engaged in the course of the construction, communities should please allow the project to be completed,” he pleaded.