Diri Vows To Make Housing Affordable for Bayelsans

Bayelsa State Governor, Douye Diri has reaffirmed his administration’s commitment to providing affordable housing for the people of Bayelsa, stating it as a top priority.

Diri made the affirmation during a courtesy visit from the Federal Housing Authority (FHA) management team, led by Managing Director/CEO Oyetunde Ojo, in Yenagoa on Friday.

He expressed his administration’s willingness to collaborate with the federal government to attract more development in the housing sector.

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The Governor approved the allocation of land for the FHA to actualize President Bola Tinubu’s housing vision for the state.

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According to him, his administration’s focus has shifted from infrastructure development to housing, prioritizing the provision of affordable housing for Bayelsans.

He commended the FHA team for consulting with state governments on the federal housing project and urged other federal appointees to consider the unique needs of states and regions when formulating national policies.

The Governor suggested mapping out high and low-density areas in federal housing estates and thanked Tinubu for the ongoing construction of the Lagos-Calabar Coastal Highway, advising the federal government to expedite the project by starting from the Calabar end.

Ojo, while speaking, explained that the visit aimed to secure the state government’s partnership in delivering the president’s housing sector mandate, stressing the importance of affordable housing for all Nigerians, regardless of political affiliation.

He requested 100 hectares of land for the project and praised Diri’s developmental achievements, particularly in road construction across the state.



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