Vice-President Kashim Shettima has underscored a pressing issue in Nigeria’s quest to address its significant housing deficit.
According to him, Nigeria requires N21 trillion to build 28 million to successfully address that deficit.
The vice-president stated this on Sunday in Sokoto at the groundbreaking for the construction of a 500-unit housing estate by the Sokoto government. Mr Shettima, who commended Governor Ahmed Aliyu for his efforts to address the housing needs of his people, noted that the housing deficit in Nigeria remained a huge challenge.
“Nigeria has a deficit of 28 million houses, and we will need N21 trillion to meet our housing needs. This step taken by the governor is highly commendable and worthy of emulation by other state governments. The governor has started well by completing the roads and flyovers he inherited,” stated Mr Shettima.