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May
22
2024

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FG Launches 250 Units Renewed Hope Housing Estate in Katsina

 

.... Gov Radda commended FG's job creation through the project.

 

The Federal Government, through the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development, today, Wednesday,  May 22nd, 2024 launched 250 Units Renewed Hope Housing  Estate Project in Katsina State.

 

The ground-breaking was performed by the Katsina State Governor,  Dikko Umaru Radda, who commended the Federal government for the thousands of jobs created for the people in the State through the project 

 

In his address, Minister of Housing and Urban Development, Arc. Musa Dangiwa, stated, "the Renewed Hope Estate in Katsina comprises 50 units of 1-bedroom semi-detached bungalows, 100 units of 2-bedroom semi-detached bungalows, and 50 units of 3-bedroom semi-detached bungalows."

 

Dangiwa also explained that the housing units  have been  designed in a way that would make  it easy and affordable for interested off-takers to acquire seamlessly, noting organic designs are used to allow for future expansion as the income of beneficiaries increases.

 

" What this means is that the 1-bedroom can be expanded to 2 bedrooms and a 2-bedroom expandable to 3 bedrooms as the owner’s financial situation improves or he grows in service." He explained 

 

While appreciating the Federal Government for the project, Governor Radda stated that  the Renewed Hope Housing Project of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu's administration across the States of the federation will have huge socio-economic impact on Nigerians.

 

Governor Radda, commended Minister Dangiwa for being a good Ambassador of Katsina State at the Federal level and for the good work he was able to achieved so far as a Minister of Housing 

 

On the other hand, the Minister charged the developers of the project, Messrs K-4 Engineering Ltd, WindLand Engineering & Properties Ltd, Real Phenomenon Integral Services Ltd and Saltine Engineering Services Ltd, to ensure that they build according to specifications and deliver a quality job as substandard work would not be tolerated.

 

 The Minister, while challenging them to be committed to the assignment before them, demanded that the project must be completed within the next three months to enable the Federal Government begin the process of offtake for Katsina indigenes.

 

Dangiwa said, that different payment options have been designed  to enable everyone who has a source of income and livelihood to own the homes when they are completed;  and they are  single-digit mortgage loans with up to 30-year terms provided by the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria, Rent-to-Own schemes, and Outright Purchase options for those who can afford to pay upfront. 

 

The Minister said that performing the groundbreaking today in Katsina was extension of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu's larger vision when he launched the Renewed Hope Cities and Estates project with a 3,112 housing projects in Karsana, Abuja earlier this year.

 

He gave a breakdown of the project as;  "Under Phase One, we plan to deliver a total of 50,000 housing units across Nigeria. The cities will have between 500 - 1,000 housing units per site in one location in each of the six geopolitical zones in the country and the FCT, while kethe estates will have 250 units per site in the remaining thirty (30) states."

 

On job creation, Dangiwa affirmed, "The Renewed Hope Cities and Estates Programme is designed to be a catalyst for economic growth, adfing,  each housing unit is to expected to create an average of 25 direct and indirect jobs, translating to approximately 6,250 jobs for the 250 units here in Katsina alone."

 

The Minister also disclosed that under the ongoing Renewed Hope Cities abd Estates project, there are  12 locations and 3 cities across the country. The estates include those in Katsina, Yobe, Gombe, Abia, Nasarawa, Benue, Akwa Ibom, Delta, Sokoto, Oyo, and Osun. The cities are in Abuja, Kano, and Lagos. 

 

Dangiwa mentioned that, in total,  the grounbreaking of 1,250 housing units wil be performed across the four states of the  North- west and North east, with Kano having 500 housing units, 250 units in Yobe, and another 250 units in Gombe.

 

According to the Minister, the funding for these projects comes from the N50 billion 2023 Supplementary Budget of the Federal Ministry of Housing and Urban Development, revealing further, the contracts  for  the construction of  3,500 housing units in thirteen states have been awarded which is a demonstration  of President Tinubu's commitment to roll out these developments nationwide. 

 

Commending Katsina's State Governor for providing the land promptly, Dangiwa urged other States to provide land for the projects, saying that states not covered under the 2023 Supplementary Budget will be included in the 2024 Budget.

May
18
2024

Dangiwa Advocates Inclusive Urban Planning, Fair Land Management Strategies at World Bank Land Conference in Washington   At the World Bank Land Conference held in Washington, DC, from 13th to 17th May 2024, the Honorable Minister of Housing and Urban Development of Nigeria, Arc. Ahmed Musa Dangiwa urged African governments to prioritize inclusive urban planning and fair land management strategies as part of measures to combat the effects of climate change, urbanization, and conflicts.    Speaking at the high-level Ministerial Africa Regional Workshop on the future of land administration in addressing urbanization, climate change, conflicts, and food security, Dangiwa stated that the way Africa countries manage land in the future needs to consider everything from how cities are growing, to climate change, conflicts and ensuring food sustainability.  He detailed Nigeria’s ongoing and future land reform initiatives. “In Nigeria, we have embarked on a comprehensive land reforms programme that aims to make access to land easy, accessible, and equitable,” Dangiwa said. “A couple of months ago, we set up a Land Reforms Task Team with the mandate to produce a comprehensive blueprint for these reforms. The team comprises sector experts, traditional institutions, and state governments who are custodians of the land.”   A crucial part of this initiative is the review of the Land Use Act of 1978, the governing law for land administration in Nigeria. The Act is obsolete, and we aim to review it. As part of the reform process, we also want to set up a National Land Commission to operationalize the law after it has been reviewed.” He emphasized that these efforts are essential for the new government as they prepare the blueprint for implementation.   To address the broader challenges, Arc. Dangiwa highlighted the necessity of a comprehensive and holistic approach to land administration. He stated that inclusive urban planning and fair land management strategies must be prioritized. This involves ensuring efficient land allocation and titling systems, as well as integrating informal settlements into formal urban frameworks to provide access to basic services and infrastructure for all citizens.   Furthermore, with climate change causing problems like desertification and flooding, the Hon. Minister stressed the need to invest more in sustainable land practices and resilient infrastructure. This includes planting more trees, adhering to green building standards, and incorporating nature-based solutions in city planning to reduce environmental risks.   Regarding conflict resolution, Dangiwa pointed out that conflicts over land ownership are common in Nigeria and other African countries due to weak legal frameworks. He called for better land governance and fair dispute resolution mechanisms to promote social harmony and prevent violent clashes.   In terms of food security, he highlighted the importance of optimizing land utilization for agricultural purposes amidst population growth and environmental pressures. This involves supporting smallholder farmers with secure land tenure, facilitating access to credit and inputs, and promoting sustainable agricultural practices to enhance productivity while safeguarding natural resources.    The Hon. Minister stressed the importance of a multifaceted approach to land management. He stated, “The way we manage land in the future needs to consider everything from urban growth to climate change, conflicts, and food security. We can achieve this by including everyone in decision-making, being mindful of the environment, and ensuring fairness. This approach will help us tackle these challenges and build a stronger, more prosperous future for all.”   The Africa Regional Workshop was chaired by Iain Shuker (Regional Director for Sustainable Development in Eastern and Southern Africa, World Bank) on the closing day of the World Bank Land Conference, Friday 17th May 2022.   Other speakers at the panel discussion included  the Eunice Andrade Silva, Minister, of Housing Cape Verde, Ethiopia: Fenta Dejene, State Minister for Urban Development and Construction, Malawi: Deus Gumba, Minister for Lands, Housing, and Urban Development, Sierra Leone: Turad Senesie, Minister for Lands, Housing, and Country Planning and Uganda: Judith Nabakooba, Minister for Lands, Housing and Urban Development.   ...

May
16
2024

MINISTER GWARZO ADVOCATES INCLUSIVITY TO PROMOTE WOMEN DEVELOPMENT    The Minister of State for Housing and Urban Development Abdullahi Tijjani Gwarzo has urged stakeholders in construction industry to invest in initiatives that can encourage gender equality and creates an environment where women can excel.   The Minister was speaking as a Special Guest at a conference hosted by Nigeria Institute of Quantity Surveyors on "ARe - SuRe - Gender Diversification of Construction Industry Workforce: Attracting, Recruiting, Supporting, and  Retaining  Women Graduates" a research project aimed at understanding the obstacles hindering women from taking up employment in the construction workforce in Nigeria.   According to him women bring unique skills, perspectives, and problem solving that can enhance construction projects, promote sustainable practice, and foster a collaborative working environment.    To this end the Minister said the Conference was a significant platform to address the longstanding underrepresented of women in the construction sector, adding that embracing diversity means upholding fairness and equality while it will unlock a wealth of untapped potential to drive the industry forward.   He therefore called on the participants explore strategies and initiatives that will foster a more inclusive and equitable workforce that will harness the immense potential that women can bring into the sector.   Minister Gwarzo then commended the resilience and commitment of the organisers of the conference for aligning with President Bola Ahmad Tinubu's Renewed Hope Agenda on inclusivity saying it will reshape the industry, foster culture of inclusivity, respect, and opportunity.   On his part the chairman of the Conference Professor Muhammad  A. Mainoma, mni Vice Chancellor Prime University, Abuja  has said that community engagement and outreach are essential aspects of promoting gender diversification in the construction industry workforce.   Professor Mainoma further stated that leadership commitment is vital to set the tone for the entire industry and create an environment where all employees feel valued, respected, and empowered to succeed.   ...

May
15
2024

Retirement Offers Exceptional Individuals Enjoy Fruits of their Labour - Gwarzo  Minister of State for Housing and Urban Development, Abdullahi Tijjani Gwarzo, has described retirement as a deserved opportunity for exceptional individuals to rest, reflect and enjoy the fruits of their labour. The Minister made the remarks at the send forth ceremony organised by the Ministry for a retiring Director and Head of Department of Engineering Services,  Engr Cyril Ogu Onyeneke  Engr. Onyeneke retired from Federal service after completing his normal service life cycle at 60 years Gwarzo described the outgoing director as an exceptional and humble man, who  dedicated his life to the service of the Nation. He also commended the Director for the proficiency he exhibited in his skills throughout his service years, stating that he was leaving a vital role in the Engineering department of the Ministry. While expresing sadness that the Director would be greatly missed, he further wished him a retirement filled with peace, happiness and fulfillment of expression and best of luck in his future endeavors. “As we bid you farewell from the civil Service, we do so with deep gratitude and profound respect, your contribution has left an indelible mark in our Ministry and the Nation at large;  As you embark on this journey, I have full confidence that your wealth of knowledge and experience would continue to positively impact the society in different capacity” Gwarzo stated Earlier in a welcome remark, Director Planning, Research and Statistics, Bala Muhammad Saulawa who represented the Permanent Secretary,, Dr Marcus Ogunbiyi, wished Engr. Onyeneke a very happy, successful and enjoyable life after retirement. He prayed that those still in service will also live to celebrate a successful retirement in due time. Delivering his vote of thanks, the retiring Director Engr. Cyril Onyenke expressed happiness that he was leaving the service in a glorious way and a satisfied Man. He thanked the Honorable Ministers for their tutelage, the Permanent Secretary, his fellow directors as well as his subordinates in the engineering department for their cooperation during the course of their work. The event was graced by some retired Directors, serving Directors and staff of the Ministry, family, friends and well wishers of the celebrant, who wished him well in his future endeavours. ...

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Jan
13
2024

Ogunbiyi Assumes Office as Perm Sec Housing Ministry, Vows to Uphold Service Ethics in the Ministry

The newly assigned Permanent Secretary to the Federal Ministry of Housing and Urban Development Dr. Marcus Olaniyi Ogunbiyi, has assumed office at the Ministry's Headquarters in Abuja, Friday, January12th, 2024.

Dr Ogunbiyi was deployed to Housing Ministry from the office of the Head of Service of the Federation (OHCSF), where he held fort as the Permanent Secretary, Career Management Office (CMO)

At the occassion, Dr. Ogunbiyi expressed his commitment and readiness to work with the staff of the Ministry, and solicited for their support and cooperation, while also promising to foster peace in order to collectively achieve the desired mandate of the Ministry.

The Permanent Secretary, who is a champion of the Performance Management System, a pillar of the Federal Civil Service Strategy and Implementation Plan (FCSSIP 25), pledged to continue in his quest to promote a seamless implementation of the Plan in the Ministry.

"As great disciples of the Head of Service, we must all do everything possible to uphold the implementation of FCSSIP 25 in our Ministry, because it has come to stay in the Federal Ministry of Housing and Urban Development”, he stressed.

Dr Ogunbiyi took over from the outgoing Permanent Secretary, Works and Housing, Mamuda Mamman, who supervises both the Works and Housing ministries since the demerger of the two ministries in August, 2023. Mamman was deployed to the Federal Ministry of Power. 

In his remarks, on behalf of the staff of the Housing ministry, Director and Head of department, Engineering Services, Engr. Cyril Onyeneke welcomed the new Permanent Secretary and expressed enthusiasm to cooperate as well as follow his directions in order to achieve the goals of the Ministry.

Highlight of the occasion was the formal signing and presentation of the handover notes between the outgoing and incoming Permanent Secretaries.

In attendance at the event were the management and staff of the Ministry

 


Apr
28
2023

Shelter Afrique Holds 42nd AGM In Abuja – Nigeria

The hosting of the 42nd Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Symposium Of Shelter Afrique (SHAF) is now confirmed to be holding in Abuja Nigeria from the 7th -12th of May ,2023.

Shelter Afrique (SHAF) is a company for Habitat and Housing, established in 1982 by African Governments, the African Development Bank (AFDB) and African Reinsurance Corporation (African–Re).  This company is dedicated to providing funding solutions for affordable housing projects across Africa

Nigeria is a founding member of this company and holds position as the second largest shareholder after Kenya with investments totaling (USD) $30,724,961:00 and a shareholding of 15.80 % 

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Shelter Afrique Constitutes the main policy organ of the company and it provides a forum for shareholders to collectively review and deliberate on the performance of the company once every year.

On the other hand, the Annual Symposium held during the AGM, is one of the key activities of Shelter Afrique, which is an avenue for collaboration and synthesizing emerging lessons, knowledge, best practices and innovations. Over the year the symposium has served to document and disseminate information to African Countries, stakeholders and key partners on the provision of affordable housing in Africa. 

Nigeria, as at present is the first Vice –President of the 41st AGM Bureau recently held in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe in July of 2022; making her to be in the pole position to become the Chairman of the 42nd AGM Bureau In this wise, the country is going to host the 42nd AGM Symposium in Abuja by May 2023.

Some of the key stakeholders expected at the meeting are:

a)    Real Estate Developers Association of Nigeria (REDAN)
b)     Mortgage Bankers Association of Nigeria (MBAN)
c)    Family Homes Fund (FHF)
d)    Nigeria Mortgage Reinsurance Company (NMRC)
e)    Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN)
f)    Federal Housing Authority (FHA)
g)    Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)
h)     Association of Professional Bodies of Nigeria (APBN)
i)    Nigerian Institute of Town Planners (NITP)
j)     Federal and State Ministries and Agencies in charge of  Housing, Urban Development, Finance and Economic Matters.

Other activities during this AGM are:

Ministerial Roundtable session with Ministers of Planning Economy and Business Development Investor Relations Session as side event. 

It promises to be an impactful session.

SPEECHES


May
22
2024

Welcome Remarks by The Honourable Minister of State, Federal Ministry of Housiing and Urban Development, Engr. Abdullahi Tijjani Gwarzo, At The Official Groundbreaking Ceremony of The Renewed Hope Cities and Estates In Katsina, Katsina State


Protocols

Ladies and Gentlemen,


Distinguished Guests,


1.    It is with great pleasure that I welcome you all, on behalf of the Honourable Minister, to the groundbreaking ceremony of the Renewed Hope Cities and Estates in katsina, Katsina State. Today marks another milestone in our quest to further transform the landscape of our dear nation into a habitable community, which will provide homes, opportunities, and a brighter future for Nigerians.

 
2.    As we are all aware, the hallmark of the administration of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR, is the Renewed Hope Agenda, which beams the light of hope and assurance on the citizenry through people-oriented programmes, designed to transform the economy of our great nation. You may recall that Mr. President himself kick-started the implementation of the Renewed Hope Cities and Estates Housing Programme early this year with the development of 3,112 housing units in Karsana, Abuja.


3.    We are here standing on the threshold of progress, ready to turn the vision to reality. This project is more than constructing buildings; it represents government’s commitment to creating a better, more sustainable environment where people can live, work and thrive in an integrated community.


4.    The Renewed Hope Cities and Estates Programme is targeted at providing high-quality, affordable housing that meets the diverse needs of our community. We are incorporating latest sustainable building practices and green technologies to ensure that our homes are not only beautiful and comfortable but also environmentally friendly.


5.    Beyond laying bricks, this project will offer a wide range of amenities that enhance the quality of life for the beneficiaries. It will provide the development of access roads, electricity, water supply and other essential infrastructure that improve standard of living. The project will also encourage economic growth and opportunities, create job opportunities during the construction phase and continue to generate economic benefits for years to come, all contributing to the prosperity of our Country. 


6.    I want to express my gratitude to the Honourable Minister, Arc. Ahmed Musa Dangiwa, and the Honorable Minister of state, Engr. Abdullahi T. Gwarzo, for their visionary leadership in conceptualizing this laudable project. I also thank our partners and all the wonderful players that make this project possible.


7.    As we break ground today, we are also breaking new ground in terms of innovation, sustainable, and economic development. This project serves as a model for future developments, demonstration that we can build responsibly and inclusively, ensuring that everyone has access to affordable housing, a place they can call home.


8.    Once again, I welcome you all to this all important occasion. Thanks you and God bless.


 
 

 


May
22
2024

Remarks by The Hon. Minister of Housing and Urban Development Arc. Ahmed Musa Dangiwa, At The Launch of The 250-Housing Unit Renewed Hope Estate In Katsina on Wednesday, May 22nd, 2024


Protocols


Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen,


1.    Before I start, I would like to take time out to especially appreciate my dear friend, brother, and political ally, His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Katsina State, Dr. Dikko Radda, for honoring our invitation to be a part of today’s event. Your Excellency, accept our gratitude. We thank you for the good work that you are doing for Katsina. The results are clear and visible. We are very proud of you. 


2.    Home, they say, and rightfully so is everything. And today, I am really excited to be home as a Katsina indigene and, by the special grace of Allah, the Hon. Minister of Housing and Urban Development, to perform the groundbreaking for a 250-housing unit Renewed Hope Estate. 


3.    This is the first housing project that I will be breaking ground on here in Katsina since my appointment by His Excellency President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR, and I believe that with the continual support of His Excellency, the Governor, we shall be doing more. 


4.    This is also the first Renewed Hope Estate that I will be breaking ground on, and I am happy that I am doing so in my home state. It is said that all things start from home. 


5.    The Renewed Hope Estate in Katsina comprises 50 units of 1-bedroom semi-detached bungalows, 150 units of 2-bedroom semi-detached bungalows, and 50 units of 3-bedroom semi-detached bungalows.


6.    We have designed these housing units in a way that makes it easy and affordable for people to offtake. We have used organic designs to allow for future expansion as the income of beneficiaries increases. What this means is that the 1-bedroom can be expanded to 2 bedrooms and a 2-bedroom expandable to 3 bedrooms as the owner’s financial situation improves or he grows in service. I want to task the developers of this project, Messrs K-4 Engineering Ltd, WindLand Engineering & Properties Ltd, Real Phenomenon Integral Services Ltd and Saltine Engineering Services Ltd to ensure that they build according to specifications and delivers a quality job as substandard work will not be tolerated. We also want to have this work finished within the next three months so that we can begin the process of offtake for Katsina indigenes. 


7.    We have also created different options to enable everyone who has a source of income and livelihood to own the homes when they are completed. These include single-digit mortgage loans with up to 30-year terms provided by the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria, Rent-to-Own schemes, and Outright Purchase options for those who can afford to pay upfront. 


8.    As you are aware, I had the privilege and honor of serving as the Managing Director/Chief Executive of FMBN, and it is my belief that Allah made me Minister of Housing and Urban Development to continue with the work that we did with the support of His Excellency, our former Governor, Rt. Hon. Bello Masari, as committed Katsina Progressives. 


9.    I want to say that today's event is part of a larger vision of His Excellency, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR, when he launched the Renewed Hope Cities and Estates project with a 3,112-housing unit project in Karsana, Abuja, earlier this year.


10.    Under Phase One, we plan to deliver a total of 50,000 housing units across Nigeria. The cities will have between 500 - 1,000 housing units per site in one location in each of the six geopolitical zones in the country and the FCT, while the estates will have 250 units per site in the remaining thirty (30) states. 


11.    The Renewed Hope Cities and Estates Programme is designed to be a catalyst for economic growth. Each housing unit is expected to create an average of 25 direct and indirect jobs, translating to approximately 6,250 jobs for the 250 units here in Katsina alone. 


12.    Nationwide, we currently have estates in 12 locations and 3 cities across the country. The estates include those in Katsina, Yobe, Gombe, Abia, Nasarawa, Benue, Akwa Ibom, Delta, Sokoto, Oyo, and Osun. The cities are in Abuja, Kano, and Lagos. 


13.    After here, we will be in Kano to do groundbreaking for 500 housing units, 250 units in Yobe, and another 250 units in Gombe. In total, we are breaking ground for 1,250 housing units across four states in Northern Nigeria. These projects will serve as catalysts for economic growth, job creation, and social development in our communities.


14.    The funding for these projects comes from the N50 billion 2023 Supplementary Budget of the Federal Ministry of Housing and Urban Development. We have already awarded contracts for 3,500 housing units in thirteen states, demonstrating our commitment to rolling out these developments nationwide. States not covered under the 2023 Supplementary Budget will be included in the 2024 Budget, and I urge all State Governments yet to provide land for these projects to do so promptly.


15.    At this juncture, I also want to appreciate and thank His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Katsina State, for promptly granting our request for the provision of land at no cost. Your Excellency, we appreciate your commitment to embracing initiatives that bring development to our dear State. 


16.    Before I close my remarks, I want to thank and appreciate our President for providing the vision and the political will necessary for us to make a difference in terms of delivering decent and quality housing to Nigerians.


Long live Katsina and His Excellency, the Executive Governor.
Long live the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Long live Mr. President.

 

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Apr
29
2024

 


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PHOTO NEWS


May
23
2024

THE GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT 500 HOUSING UNITS RENEWED HOPE HOUSING CITY, LAMBU, TOFA LGA, KANO STATE ON THE 23RD MARCH, 2024.

The groundbreaking ceremony of the Federal Government 500 Housing Units Renewed Hope Housing City, Lambu, Tofa LGA, Kano State

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May
10
2024

THE PERMANENT SECRETARY, FEDERAL MINISTRY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT DR. MARCUS O. OGUNBIYI AND PARTICIPANTS IN A 2-DAY RETREAT ON THE MINISTERIAL PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (MPMS), HELD AT DE BENTLEY HOTEL, UTAKO, ABUJA ON FRIDAY 10TH- SATURDAY 11TH, MAY, 2024

The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Housing and Urban Development Dr. Marcus O. Ogunbiyi and participants in a 2-day Retreat on the Ministerial Performance Management System (MPMS), held at De Bentley Hotel, Utako, Abuja on Friday 10th- Saturday 11th, May, 2024

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