The Federal Government has pledged quick disbursement of funds to hasten ongoing construction of houses under the National Housing Programme (NHP).
The Minister of State for Power, Works and Housing, Mustapha Shehuri, made the pledge at a briefing in Enugu at the end of his inspection tour of NHP sites in South East zone of the country.
Shehuri promised to facilitate payment of contractors once they raised certificate to enable quick completion of the housing projects nationwide.
He said that “regarding the issue of funding, I will personally take the issue up and make sure that funds are made available when due to round up the project.
“The programme is in line with the President’s campaign promise to provide infrastructure to Nigerians. The Federal Government is doggedly determined to bridging the national housing gap.”
He appealed to state governments to settle NHP land owners to enable them to access the site for successful project.
The Minister noted that in all the states he visited in the zone, none of the housing construction reached near completion like that of Enugu.