Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa State has flagged off the Nasarawa State Site and Services Scheme, 21 years after its first attempt in 1997.
The scheme is to take care of housing estate for the low and medium-income earners in Karu Local Government Area of the state.
Al-Makura while performing the flag off ceremony on Monday, reiterated the commitment of his administration to ensuring security, sanity and housing to the people to ease up the burden of accommodation for those in the state and those in the corridors of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja.
The governor stated that since he came on board, one of the cardinal policies of his administration which is to develop infrastructure across the state has been the major priority and consequently the establishment of NAGIS.
According to him, the flag off of the sight and services scheme was aimed at attracting developers with the interest of housing to invest on the soil of Nasarawa State, as the government cannot afford not to develop the greater Karu Master Plan due to its proximity to the federal capital.
Sequel to the plan to establish a robust housing estate, Governor Al-Makura said the policy trust of the government on urban development is a project to be accomplished despite the lean resources of the state.
He said: “Government is ready and has put every machinery in place to make the project a realisable dream, as it’s willing also to allocate plots to private spirited individuals with the interest of estate development.