The Federal Government has launched a website to sell completed houses under the National Housing Program (NHP).
Mr Babatunde Fashola, Minister of Works and Housing, who unveiled the platform on Friday in Abuja, said that it was open in all 34 states, including the Federal Capital Territory.
According to him, the government created the platform to guarantee that all Nigerians interested in owning any of the home types have an equal chance to apply, own them, and for the process to be transparent.
“We urge the government at all levels as well as Nigerians to use this opportunity and apply.
“We just converge to introduce the portal for the public to be able to apply for the National Housing Programme online with the website: https://nhp.worksandhousing.gov.ng.
“This will help to implement the economic purpose and blueprint because by the time we are done with this idea, the country will not have problems with the recession and that objective will be fulfilled.
“We have five phases of these projects. We are done with phase 1, and phase 2, we will soon be done with phase 3, and I want to emphasize that this will be the only solution to market these houses,” Fashola said.
The minister added that the houses were in one bedroom, two bedrooms, three bedrooms and Duplex categories and the cost ranges from N9 million to N16 depending what a person wants, adding that it was not restricted to NHF subscribers alone.
“We have different types of contractors; first, medium size, which is the businesses owned by Nigerians.
“And, there will also be international businesses that will be involved and this will give them the opportunity not only to contribute for the sustainable development but also to their staff,” he said.
Fashola commended the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN) for being at the forefront of the cooperative housing initiative at the federal level.
He urged the FMBN and Federal Housing Authority (FHA) to utilise the site to dispose of their own stock of houses and properties.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that about 5000 houses are ready for purchase in phase 1and 2 in 34 states and the FCT, Phase 3 is underway with Rivers and Lagos States.
Applicants must have a passport photograph, tax clearance, payslip, and means of identification to get started with the application.
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