Imo Governor, Rochas Okorocha, has expressed support for the ongoing Federal Government’s National Housing Programme (NHP) across the country.
Okorocha, represented by Kingsley Uju, his Deputy Chief of Staff, Operations, spoke during the inspection of the NHP site in the state by the Minister of State for Power, Works and Housing, Mustapha Shehuri.
The Minister was in Avu, Owerri Local Government Area, as part of a nationwide inspection tour of the sites for NHP projects.
The governor commended the Avu community for sacrificing its ancestral land to make sure development was recorded in the area.
Okorocha promised the land owners that none of them would be denied their statutory rights in the course of the development.
He appealed to the contractors to always carry the people of the area along in their activities to prevent agitations.
Okorocha noted that the state would be laying foundation of another housing project in line with the Federal Government promises of providing houses for a greater percentage of Nigerians.