Minister of State 11 for Power,Works and Housing, Surv. Suleiman Hassan Zarma has expressed satisfaction over the quality and speed of work at the National Housing Programme (NHP) site located at Abere, Ede North Local Government Area of Osun State, commended the team leader, Arc Mrs Lola Onwubalili and her team for a good supervision and execution of the project.
Speaking after inspecting the project in continuation of his inspection tour of the Ministry’s projects in the South-West Zone, the Minister said the site is a “big success story”, adding that it is really a site to visit. He noted that “Osun NHP is near delivery and I can see active Nigerians on ground here”.
In a statement signed by AD Information for: Director, Information Eno Olotu (Mrs), said the 68 units housing comprise: of 4 nos 1 bedroom, 44 nos 2 bedroom units and 20 nos 3 bedroom units including a 1 no Condominium block consisting 24 of 1, 2, and 3 bedroom units
The Minister reiterated his stance against the building of perimeter fencing at the NHP sites, explaining that security is not about walling but about exploring other proactive measures to stay secured.
According to him, “fencing is not in our thinking but think of other ways to secure the site”.
Zarma further explained that the essence of the National Housing Programme is to build communities that will integrate with one another both within and around the estates.
The Minister also expressed delight at the pace of work of the infrastructure projects at the site. These include: the water project which has attained 90 per cent completion, electricity and the road network which are on- going.
The statement further said the Team leader of the project, Mrs Lola Onwubalili described her success story commendation by the Minister as a result of dedicated contractors who worked tirelessly and obeyed supervising directives to deliver quality and timely projects and also the commitment of members of her team and the entire workforce.
She said the project is 75 per cent completed with a slight delay on the Condominium which is on the second floor already and hoped that in the next two months, the Condominium would be completed.
8 out of the 12 contractors have already completed and handed over their houses while the remaining 4 are at various finishing stages.
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