=== (AGENDAWATCHDOG) === The Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Raji Fashola, has expressed the Federal Government’s determination to solve housing deficits in the country.
Making this known recently in Ibadan, during an inspection tour of the Federal Government Housing project, located on the Ibadan-Oyo Expressway, Fashola said that the Federal Government was determined to do something more in the area of housing as many Nigerians could no longer meet up with the payment of their house rents.
“We believe that if individuals and private landlords can review downward the number of years demanded for rent, the pressure of looking for two or three years rent by the tenants will reduce.
“That is one of our appeals to National Council on Lands, Housing and Urban Development as they are meeting in Jos.
“I am appealing to them that they should go to their various State Assemblies after the meeting and pass legislation that will reduce the number of years landlords demand as rent from tenants.
“I believe if this can be done, the pressure on tenants will be minimized, ” Fashola said.
On the level of work done at the site, the minister expressed satisfaction and was optimistic that the project would be completed as scheduled. The housing project is made up of 72 units, according to news reports.