Traders and suppliers involved in the construction of the National Housing Projects (NHP) in Lokoja have expressed excitement over the project stressing that it has empowered them and increased their welfare.
The artisans, who spoke during an inspection of the housing project in crusher community in Lokoja Local Government Area pleaded for the continuation of the project.
Representative of the workers, Mr. George Mataga said that the host community has benefited from the scheme, adding that when aggrieved youth attempted to disrupt the construction work, the traditional ruler the Olu of Oworo, Oba Hirohin Adoga, intervened to ensure hitch-free implementation.
“The people in charge of this project received us as the landlords and we commend them for the good job they are doing,” he said.
Sand supplier, Mr. Ahmed Bami, lauded the Federal Government for the initiative and pleaded for its continuity.
He expressed optimism on quick implementation of the second phase of the project.
Earlier, the Team Leader, Veronica Enesi, said the project has reached 85 per cent completion while 24 units of flats are ready to be occupied.
She explained that from the 76 units and 38 blocks of flats, only four units are yet to be completed in terms of roofing.
In his remarks, Zonal Director, North Central, Federal Ministry of Power Works and Housing (FMPWH), Valentine Nwaimo described the project as the fulfilment of the Federal Government promise on affordable housing.
Credit: Daily Trust