FG Allocates 8,925 Houses Under National Housing Programme

The Federal Government has begun allocating houses nationwide under the National Housing Programme (NHP). This marks a significant development in the initiative aimed at increasing access to affordable housing in Nigeria.

The announcement was made by Dr. Marcus Ogunbiyi, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development. A total of 8,925 applications were received, with preferences divided among outright payment, mortgage, rent-to-own, and installment plans.

Allocation Process Begins

The first batch of allocations have been finalized following a review of NHP sales procedures. Successful applicants who opted for outright payment will be the first contacted to collect their new provisional allocation letters. These individuals will be contacted by their state’s Federal Controller of Housing and Urban Development or the Chairman/CEO of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) starting on Thursday.

Next Steps for Other Applicants

Those who applied for mortgages, rent-to-own, or installment plans are currently undergoing profiling as they must be subscribers to the National Housing Fund (NHF). Once complete, they will also be contacted regarding their application status.

Important Note Regarding Locations

The Ministry advised that there are currently no completed houses available in Abia, Lagos, Bayelsa, Rivers states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). This suggests that allocations in these areas may be delayed.

This is a positive step forward for the National Housing Programme. The initiative aims to bridge the country’s housing deficit and provide more Nigerians with the opportunity to own a home.


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