Gombe State Governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, earlier today, paid an unscheduled inspection visit to the proposed site for construction of six hundred houses by the state government under its family housing scheme all along Gombe- kano Bypass road in the metropolis.
The Governor also inspected the ongoing construction of five hundred housing units by North East Development Commission, NEDC.
Recall that Gombe State had announced plans to construct 1,000 housing units for low-income earners in the state. The project will comprise 1, 2 and 3 bedroom houses which will be sold to beneficiaries at affordable prices.
Also, the Governor had in October last year, laid the foundation for the NEDC’s 500 mass housing units in Gombe State.
Speaking in an interview shortly after going round the 2 sites, Governor Inuwa Yahaya said already the the Family Housing Fund, FHF had certified that Gombe State has met all the necessary requirements for the implementation of the project.
He expressed satisfaction with what he has seen so far.
“These are fresh brand new layouts and accessibility is key; there must be roads, water supply and there should also be provision for health care facility, schools, police station as well as provision of play ground for the welfare of Children.
“All these are the essential things that are very necessary and the government will guarantee them on ground.”
Commenting on the Gombe Special Capital Zone, Governor Inuwa Yahaya said it is specially meant to house the three arms of government- the executive, legislature and the judiciary, there is going to be High court in line with his vision.
Governor Inuwa added that immediately the Gombe motor park is commissioned, Bauchi road motor park will be relocated, the site and other structures behind the park will be used for the project, maintaining that the resources are available on ground.
Earlier at the proposed site for construction of six hundred housing units by the state government, the Direction General of Gombe Geographic information system, Dr Kabir Usman Hassan highlighted on the area of land earmarked for the construction work as well as measures put in place to prevent erection of illegal structures.
At the construction site of the North East Development Commission’s mass housing, the Director General/ Coordinator of the North East Development Commission in Gombe state office, Alhaji Shehu Yarima Abdullahi conducted the governor round some of the completed structures.
Out of the five hundred units, two hundred and fifty units will be cited in Gombe while the remaining split across the local government areas to cater for workers in primary health centers and teachers in the rural areas.