Kaduna – Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said on Tuesday that the APC-led Federal Government would soon undertake massive infrastructure upgrade to fast track the development of the country.
Osinbajo said this in Kaduna when he launched the construction of 2,000 housing units and a shopping mall initiated by the Kaduna State Government
He said that the Federal Government would inject resources in housing and other services, to enhance the livelihood of Nigerians.
The vice president said that the administration had clear vision and determination to “do this business of governance properly and deliver social good to our people”.
“What we are seeing is the kind of government the APC promised.
“We promised that our people will see a change and I am sure the people of Kaduna are beginning to see a clear difference.
“We are going to see a radical revolution indeed, not only in Kaduna but in Nigeria as a whole, ” the Vice President said.
He said looking at the housing stock across the country, “very few state governments have been able to put up 1,000 housing units at a time”.
Osinbajo commended Gov. Nasiru El-Rufai for the initiative, urging him to always invest in people.
“If we can’t make the lives of the people better, then we shouldn’t be in government at all,” he said.
Earlier, El-Rufai said that the projects would be executed through public-private partnership as the state government would be unable to do it with its own resources.
“So, we invited reputable companies to partner us in this regard.
“We provide land and undertake to build the primary infrastructures while the developers will build the houses and the secondary infrastructure,” he explained.
The governor said that the 2,000 houses, comprising two-bedroom and three-bedroom apartments, would be constructed within 12 months.
He said that when completed, the houses would be allocated to civil servants and other residents, who would pay within 15 years to 20 years at N3.8 million and N4.6 million for the two-bedroom and three bedroom units respectively.
On the shopping mall, the governor said it was being undertaken to enhance trade and economic activities in the state. (NAN)