President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday commissioned 76 housing units under the first phase of the national housing project in Ilorin, Kwara State.
The housing estate located at Osin Aremu community, off Asa Dam area in the Ilorin West local government area of the state, consists of road, infrastructure, water provision, and electricity connection.
Represented by the minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the President said that the FG inaugurated housing programme for the construction of acceptable and affordable houses in 35 states of the federation as part of the development agenda of addressing housing needs in the country.
The President, who said that the housing estate is an example of the fulfillment of the promise of change made in 2015, added that it is a good example of developmental possibilities that inter-governmental collaboration between the state and the federal government could produce.
“With the support of the Kwara state government who provided the land, this place, which was once unused land, amounting to no more than idle capital, has come alive and will now provide shelter for ordinary Nigerians. I am optimistic that with the provision of more land, the Federal government certainly can do more.
He also said that the ideas of the present government sought to improve the human condition, adding that the housing estate had achieved that in many ways.