National Housing Prog : 7, 315 Applications Received In 6 Days
The Minister of Works and Housing Babatunde Fasola says a total of 7, 315 applications from prospective House owners were received within six days after the launch of the National Housing Programme.
The minister stated this while Updating members of the Senate Committee on Housing on progress made so far on the programme during the 2022 budget defence in Abuja ,
Fasola said on the available 5,000 Units of Houses for sale in 34 out of the 36 States of the federation , 7,315 applications were received within six days .
According to him Portal for the National Housing Programme comprising of one , two and three bedroom apartments for sale at prices ranging from N7.2million to N13million , was opened at the Headquarters of the Federal Ministry of Housing in Mabushi on Friday last week .
He told the lawmakers that the applications were from Nigerians cutting across 14 or 16 States adding that no applications have been received yet from 20 States
He explained that the current National Housing Programme is a pilot scheme meant to galvanize private sector participation.
The Minister also told the Commitee chaired by Senator Sam Egwu that the solution to housing deficit is not just on building of houses but marketing the empty ones .
He added that the National Housing Programme had not succeeded in the past and some of the houses built then still remain empty due to cultural or financial factors