• July 28, 2021

#Housing: 3,504 Contractors Owed About N69.9bn By FG, Says Fashola

By Franca Joseph (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has disclosed that the ministry was owing 3,504 contractors handling its various housing projects about N69.9 billion.

Fashola disclosed this while defending his ministry’s 2021 budget estimates before the Joint National Assembly Committee on Housing on Thursday in Abuja.

According to the minister, the N76.4 billion allocated to the ministry in the 2021 budget, would not be adequate to execute 186 projects across the country, listing some of the priority areas in the 2021 budget to include the completion of the construction of the remaining 2,140 housing units under the National Housing Programme in 34 states of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), completion of the construction of ongoing federal secretariats in Anambra, Bayelsa, Ekiti, Nasarawa, Osun, and Zamfara States.

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