The Honourable Minister of State, Works and Housing, Mu’azu Jaji Sambo, on Thursday 23rd June, 2022 paid a progress visit to FHA Mass Housing Estate site in Zuba, Abuja, Federal Capital Territory.
The visit was to ascertain the level of work in the estate, in readiness for the commissioning.
The Minister was taken round the estate by the Managing Director and Chief Executive of Federal Housing Authority, Senator Gbenga Ashafa, in the company of the Authority’s Executive Director Project Implementation, Engr. Sam Chinonso Omoke and other staff.
The Minister inspected the nine remaining blocks of flats that are at various stages of completion. The breakdown of the blocks awaiting completion shows 1 Block of 2 Bedroom Flat at plastering and window fixing stage, 7 Blocks of 1 Bedroom, at door fixing, tilling and external works stage.
During the inspection, the Honourable Minister however observed the need for adjustments in the external finishing in some blocks. He also observed that the trees planted in the estate are still at the nursery stages. He, therefore, advised that henceforth, efforts should be made to plant trees at sites as soon as possible, so that the trees could grow as the project progresses.
The Honourable Minister called on Management to come up with the exact quantity of work remaining, which will determine the actual time for the final completion of the project.
The Zuba Mass Housing Estate is a Pilot project of the Federal Housing Authority to be replicated across the nation. The project sits on 18 hectares of land, housing 764 units of various house types. The breakdown shows a total of 16 blocks of 3 Bedroom Flats in a block of 8 flats, 32 blocks of 2 Bedroom Flats in a block of 8 Flats, 14 blocks of 1 Bedroom Flats in a block of 16 Flats, and 5 Blocks of Terrace duplexes in 4 rows.
The estate is already serviced with 100% completed standard infrastructure such as Roads and Drains, External Water Distribution Network, Electricity External Reticulation, Perimeter Fence Work, 3Nos Water Stations, Injector Transformers, Civil Works and Servicing of blocks with underground cables.