FEDERAL GOVERNMENT RESTATES COMMITMENT TO DEVELOPING SMART CITIES

November 24, 2022

THE MINISTER OF STATE FOR WORKS AND HOUSING, MR UMAR EL-YAKUB, HAS REITERATED THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT’S COMMITMENT TO DEVELOPING SMART CITIES WITH WORLD-CLASS DESIGNS, NEW BUILDING TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATIONS.


THIS WAS AS PLANS WERE UNVEILED TO CONSTRUCT ABUJA DIASPORA SMART CITY, A MODEL CITY THAT WOULD PROVIDE 17,000 HOUSING UNITS. 

THE MINISTER MADE THIS KNOWN YESTERDAY, WHILE SPEAKING WITH JOURNALISTS AFTER A VISIT TO THE PROPOSED SITE.


HE DISCLOSED THAT THE PROJECT, WHICH WOULD BE BUILT ON A 700 HECTARES OF LAND IN KABUSU DISTRICT OF THE FEDERAL CAPITAL TERRITORY, WOULD BE UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF THE FEDERAL HOUSING AUTHORITY.


ACCORDING TO HIM, THE MODEL CITY WILL ALSO BE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR NIGERIANS LIVING ABROAD TO OWN, INVEST AND BUILD A PROPERTY.