9th November, 2014
The Commissioner for Housing in Delta, Chief Paulinus Akpeki, said that the state government would soon complete the 150 housing units for public servants in the state.
Akpeki said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Asaba on Sunday.
He said that the housing project was aimed at meeting the housing needs of public servants in the state and generating revenue for the government.
“I am glad to inform you that the ministry has been executing building projects to meet the housing needs of the people and also to generate revenue for government.
“We expect that as soon as the 150 buildings are completed, the civil servants in the state will buy them.
“We have been able to record success in this area due to the support we receive from the architects who designed our buildings.
“They have helped us to come up with effective and affordable projects in the state,” he said.
He said that the housing estate located along Ibusa-Asaba road comprised 50 one-bedroom flats, 50 two-bedroom flats and 50 three-bedroom flats.
According to the commissioner, the average cost of one unit of the buildings is N2.8 million.
He noted that the present administration in the state was determined to complete all ongoing housing projects before the expiration of its tenure in May, 2015.
He said that the ministry had completed the Delta Towers, Abuja and Government’s Lodge in Lagos, adding that the projects would also generate revenue for the state government.
He further recalled that the present administration had completed the new state secretariat project housing five ministries.