From Beauty John, Lafia
Nasarawa State governor, Engr Abdullahi Sule, on Thursday, flagged off the construction of Peninsula Hills Housing Estate as part of activities to commemorate the second anniversary of his administration.
Speaking at the flag off exercise in Karu Local Government Area (LGA), the governor said 270 hecters of lands were earmarked for the project.
He however added that for a start, the government had given approval for only 100 hecters to be used for the 4, 400 houses.
Governor Sule whom noted that the Peninsula Hills Housing Estate is a Public Private Partnership (PPP) initiative with ‘Affinity Realty’, said the state has provided land, constructed network of road and other necessary logistics for the smooth execution of the project.
He explained that all long controversies surrounding the issue of land in the area were settled and part of the remaining 170 hecters would be allocated to persons who hitherto had land in the area.
The governor stated that provision of housing was one of the important thing his administration intends to achieve to change the situation of the less privileged for better.
Sule said the project would, “create wealth, employment opportunity, create development, boost economic activities in the state especially in Karu as well as provide homes for the less privilege.
Governor Sule therefore expressed gratitude to Affinity Realty for partnering the government towards addressing the problem of housing deficit in the state.
Earlier, Mohammed Abubakar, Chairman Affinity Realty, said that they would invest an initial N7. 8 billion in the project and promised to deliver quality work.
He said the estate would include schools and recreational facilities, thereby promoting economic activities, sustainable living and help toward addressing the problem of housing deficit in Karu.
According to him, the company has already finalise their construction and delivery strategies, project branding and marketing and have attained financial close as well as project liquidity.