His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has called citizens of Nasarawa state to come forward and benefit from the Sites and Services Housing Scheme Mararaba put in place by the state Government which would enable hundreds of small medium workers own houses near the Federal Capital.
His Excellency disclosed this during a visit to the sites and services housing site which two years ago was the notorious old Orange market which had been the sanctuary of urchins and restive youth now turned into a very serene pleasant , peaceful residential area, which within one and a half years the government have evacuated all the shanties and created a road layout that would site about 240 proposed residences.
Governor Almakura described the Sites and Services Housing Scheme as progressive; development oriented initiative that would add value to the overall area as a contribution towards enhancing housing for all and supporting Nasarawa State citizens and other Nigerian alike in the heart of Mararaba that has about 240 plots of different sizes available that would give small and medium scale workers the chance to own their own homes .
The Governor urged the public to come and get the plots at affordable prices so that they own their own houses , describing this a prelude to the Garku- Kabsu 13000 hecters, housing programmee totaling 29 districts which would open Abuja for further development , each having 500 hecters. The disclosed that the engineering designs had all been completed in the master plan of the Garku Kabus which he restated was their own contribution towards housing for all just around the Federal Capital, describing it as five time the size of Gwarinpa and a dream that would come true for many Nigerians in shortest possible time.
Responding to a question about the affordability of the Sites and Service plots to the common man , Governor Almakura disclosed that in keeping with the inclusivity that was the signature of the an administration that cares for the common man they would collect just tokens that would cover-up for the infrastructure already laid out that each plot was providing , explained that all the infrastructure would be provide for and the facilities , power , water , roads and the sewage system in place , stating that they were not set on making a profit but to just break even assuring that the plots would be affordable .
The utilities’, plot designs, perimeter wall and gates were almost complete with asphalt work ongoing , the plots could be available to the public as early as before the end of 2018.