Nigerian Minister Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN), has announced that the federal government would soon commence the sale of houses built under National Mass Housing Programme from N7.2 million naira. ayokinews.com reports
Fashola made this known while speaking during the launch of an online portal created for the housing scheme in Abuja.
Speaking during the event, the minister said; “This is the first time we have a platform that every Nigerian has access to. This provides an opportunity for all Nigerians to apply and ensure a fair process of allocation.”
Also talking about the development on Channels Television, Fashola explained that “the conventional way was to print forms and tell people to come and buy the forms but we have had some experiences we don’t want to go back to, with that.
“I also have experience from my work at the sub-national level where we sold houses on an online platform; open, transparent, competitive, nothing to hide and it’s a similar platform we are replicating at the national level. It’s taking a little more time than before but as minister, I don’t want to be bogged down with petitions.
“I get petitions every day. And I don’t want to be bogged down with all those things, so, we want to open the system, get online and if you can pay, pay”.
He further stated that housing projects are spread across the states of the federation including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), add in that the highest sale price is N16.19 million.