Kano State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has promised to construct about 5,000 housing units for teachers in public primary and secondary schools in the state, under the first phase of a scheme aimed at providing decent accommodation for teachers and their families in the state.
He disclosed this during a stakeholders meeting about the proposed project in the state’s government house on Saturday night.
The scheme, tagged Teachers Reserved Areas, TRA, will be implemented jointly by the state government, Family Homes Funds and the Federal Mortgage Bank, according to the state governor.
The project according to the governor will commence next year 2021, however, the beneficiaries would pay for the houses in easy installments.
“Each of the 36 rural local governments will have 100 housing units while the remaining eight metropolitan local governments will have 150 housing units each.
“The government would provide the land, auxiliary facilities such as water, electricity and roads while other aspects would be handled by the partners” Governor Ganduje stated.
Ganduje also stated that “my administration is concerned about ensuring affordability of and access to houses for the teachers so that they do not become destitute when they retire from active service.”
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