No Housing Deficit In Abuja, just that the common man cannot afford the available accommodation -FCT Minister

FCT Minister, Mohammed Bello

FCT Minister, Mohammed Bello, has debunked claims of housing deficit in Abuja but hastily explained that available accommodation can’t be afforded by the common man.
The minister made this disclosure at the commissioning of a 300 housing units in Kaba, Abuja on Tuesday.
The Minister who was represented at the occasion by the Permanent Secretary, Babatunde Ajakaiye said, “there is no housing deficit in Abuja, but there is deficit in affordable housing.
“Go everywhere, you see estates locked up, and fanciful estates that people cannot afford to buy.
“That is why we are doing this.
“One bed room is N6 million, two bed room starts from N10 to N12 million.
“It is affordable, with the help of the Federal Mortgage Bank that we give our civil servants loan and the Federal Government Staff Housing Loan Board is there for our civil servants to access loans and be able to afford this. So these are the kinds of things we are asking people to do, not to build houses that are not affordable,” Ajakaiye said.
“I am glad to note that beside the provision of houses the agency is creating jobs for considerable number of skilled and unskilled workers. I am aware that this estate has over 700 construction professionals and artisans working here,” he stressed.
The Minister, explained that the FCT Administration embarked on the project in line with President Muhammadu Buhari’s efforts in tackling housing deficit in the country and ensuring good shelter for all, as one of the basic needs of life.