No fewer than 76 housing units in Katsina State, under the National Housing Programme (NHP) are completed and ready for inauguration according to Mr. Joseph Toluhi, the North-West Zonal Director of Housing, Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing.
Mr. Joseph Toluhi made this know to the newsmen on Thursday in Katsina, during an inspection of the NHP site in the state.
He expressed satisfaction with the quality and level of completion of work on the project, adding that it was the first site in the country to attain 100 percent completion and also attributed the timely completion of the project and its quality finishing to the spirit of teamwork, that existed between the supervisors and the contractors.
According to him, the transformers, boreholes, water treatment plant and the distribution system, as well as security lights, are all in place.
On his part, Mr. Yohanna Saidu, the Team Leader, National Housing Programme in Katsina State, said work on the housing project started in 2017.
He said that the labor and materials used for the project were 100 percent locally sourced, adding that about 5,000 direct and indirect jobs were created.
The team leader said that the contractors had handed over the 76 housing units.