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FCTA to partner competent developers on 5000 affordable housing

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has expressed the willingness to partner with any developer who has the capacity and competence to deliver on affordable housing aimed at bridging the housing deficit in the nation’s capital, Abuja.

The FCT Minister of State, Ramatu Aliyu who stated this during a meeting with the management of Tayan Group, an Estate Developer in Abuja, also stressed that such partnership would fast track the execution of the presidential mandate to deliver 5000 affordable housing units to residents of the Territory.

Aliyu however, warned that all development in the nation’s capital must comply with all engineering rules and regulations of construction within the FCT, just as she reiterated the commitment of the administration to complete all abandoned and ongoing projects.

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The Minister also stated that the Administration would only partner with companies with financial muscle to execute a project within 18 months period in order to avoid the mistakes of the past of littering the city with abandoned projects.

Aliyu also noted that one of the cries and challenges of people who work in the FCT was a place of abode, stressing that in order to ease that burden and to reduce the difficulties, the president has ordered the provisions of affordable housing.

She said: “I have seen your beautiful projects, but hoping that the property has valid documents and certified by the Federal Capital Territory Administration. All property in the Territory must comply with all engineering rules and regulations of construction within the Federal Capital Territory.

“I want to use this opportunity to inform you that under the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, and under the 13 presidential deliverables given to the Federal Capital Territory Administration, affordable housing is given priority. And in this affordable housing project, we intend to carry along competent companies of repute whose integrity have been proven by the various jobs they have executed within the nation”.

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