FG unveils portal to sell completed NHP houses

Babatunde-Fashola

Mr Babatunde Fashola

By Perpetua Onuegbu

The Federal Government has unveiled the portal for the sale of the completed houses under the National Housing Programme (NHP).

Mr Babatunde Fashola, the Minister of Works and Housing, launched the portal on Friday, explaining that the portal was opened in all the 36 states, including FCT.

According to him, the government introduced the portal to ensure that all Nigerians who are desirous of owning any of the categories of the houses have equal opportunity to apply, own them and also to ensure transparency in the process.

“We urge government at all levels as well as Nigerians to use this opportunity and apply.

“We just converge to introduce the portal for the public to be able to apply for the National Housing Programme online with the website: https://nhp.worksandhousing.gov.ng.

“This will help to implement the economic purpose and blueprint because by the time we are done with this idea, the country will not have a problem with the recession and that objective will be fulfilled.

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“We have five phases of these projects. We are done with phase 1, and phase 2, we will soon be done with phase 3, and I want to emphasise that this will be the only solution to market these houses,” Fashola said.

The minister added that the houses were in one bedroom, two bedrooms, three bedrooms and Duplex categories and the cost ranges from N9 million to N16 depending on what a person wants, adding that it was not restricted to NHF subscribers alone.

“We have different types of contractors; first, medium size, which is the businesses owned by Nigerians.

“And, there will also be international businesses that will be involved and this will allow them not only to contribute for the sustainable development and but also to their staff,” he said.

Fashola commended the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN) for being at the forefront of the cooperative housing initiative at the federal level.

Thereafter, he urged the FMBN and Federal Housing Authority (FHA) to utilise the site to dispose of their stock of houses and properties.

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