Efforts by government to meet the increasing housing needs in the nation’s capital has received a big boost with the commissioning of 108 housing units by Rabiu Kwankwaso, the outgoing Governor of Kano State in Durumi District of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
The housing project named “Evergreen Residences” consists of 108 housing units of 5 and 4 bedroom maisonettes, 4 bedrooms terraces and 3 bedroom blocks of apartments.
“We are proud to mention that the land on which the 108 Durumi Housing project has been executed is Kano State Pension Fund Trustees’ contribution to the partnership agreement with Urban Shelter and that commensurate with its investment,” Kwankwaso explained while commissioning the project at the weekend.
He explained that the Kano State Pension Fund Trustees had also invested in three other housing projects, the Kwankwasiyya, Amana and Bandirawo cities, all located in Kano. “It is noteworthy that this project is not the only one between Kano State and the Urban Shelter Limited.
“The Promade Estate Lokogoma that consist of over 20 hectares of land owned by the Kano State Government is also ongoing and consists of over 400 residential units and being executed at the cost of over N13 billion. “The project is expected to be worth about N20 Billion on completion,” he said.
According to him, “In our administration’s desire to diversify the investment outlook of the state as well as fully explore and utilise the state’s assets in a more productive and efficient manner we embarked on an unprecedented task of construction of three mega cities Kwankwasiyya, Amana and Bandirawo, which are today household names in Nigeria and beyond.”
The outgoing Kano governor used the opportunity to announce the signing of a new agreement for the sale of 286 units of houses and 44 hectares of land to a Chinese firm at the cost of over N5 billion for the establishment of China Town in Amana city, Kano State.