The Plateau State government has signed a memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with six developers for the construction of 11,188 housing units in the state.
The agreement said that a time frame of five years would be used for the project, under the arrangement of Public Private Partnership.
The Commissioner for Housing and Urban Development, Arch. Samuel Galadima, said that Governor Simon Lalong gave his approval for the development of the housing estates, adding: “We earlier got 45 proposals but we found only nine to be worthy while today we are entering into agreement with six developers.”
Galadima urged the developers to deliver on time.
“The MoU will contain a clause stating that should any developer fail to meet up with our standard, the MoU will be revoked,” he said.
The Managing Director of Portal Realities Ltd, Tayo Fashogbon, who signed the MoU for 1,883 housing units, said that his company would provide two-bedroom semi-detached, two-bedroom bungalows and three bedroom bungalows within the five-year time frame.
By Lami Sadiq