Renewed Hope Housing Agenda Not Tolerant of Abandoned Work – Dangiwa

...Says, if you collect our money you must do the work, Ministry desperate to give Nigerians value for money


Minister of Housing and Urban Development, Arc Ahmed Musa Dangiwa has emphatically declared that the Renewed Hope Housing Agenda of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu would not tolerate abandoned work.

He also strongly warned that any contractor that collects government’s money for housing project must do the work, emphasizing that the Ministry was desperate to give Nigerians value for money.

Dangiwa sounded this warning on Saturday, June 29th, 2024 in Warri, Delta State, during the foundation laying of 250 Renewed Hope Housing Estate, for the State.

Delta State is the ninth state in the series so far to have the groudbreaking among the thirteenth states scheduled under phase one of the renewed hope housing project, across the nation.

The thirteenth states under phase one based on available land provided are; Kano, Katsina, Sokoto (north- west); Gombe and Yobe (north-east); Ebonyi and Abia (south- east), Akwa-Ibom and Delta (south-south); Osun and Oyo (south-west) and Benue and Nassarawa (north-central)

This was contained in a release signed by the Director , Information and Public Relations,Badamasi Salisu Haiba and made available to journalists.

The Federal Government intends to deliver 50,000 houses under phase one, and the funding comes from the N50 Billion 2023 Supplementary budget; The remaining States not captured under the supplementary budget would be covered under the 2024 budget of the Ministry if they provided the land at no cost to ease affordability.

Dangiwa described the housing construction as a key component towards stimulating inclusive growth and helping to attain President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s mission of lifting 100 million Nigerians out of poverty.

Delta State Governor, Rt Hon (Elder) Sheriff Oborevwori was represented at the groundbreaking event by his Deputy. Sir Monday Onyeme.

The Governor said “Delta State is happy to partner with the Federal Government through the Federal Ministry of Housing and Urban Development in the Renewed Hope Housing Programme”.

He expressed gratefulness to the federal government for including Delta State among the first thirteen states under phase one, explaining that the state had provided free land for the project.

The Governor also disclosed that the state Government had granted waiver on certificate of occupancy and payment of ground rent in order to enhance affordability of the houses to the citizens.

The Renewed Hope Cities and Estates Programme was launched by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu with a groundbreaking for 3,112 Renewed Hope City in Karsana, Abuja in February 2024.

Under the programme, government intends to build seven (7) new cities, one each for a geo-political zone and the Federal Capital Territory, while the Estate will be in the remaining States across the federation.

“I want to charge the developers of all the Renewed Hope Cities and Estates across the States to ensure that they build according to specifications. I want to emphasize in very strong terms that we will not tolerate substandard work from any developer, and we will explore all necessary legal means, including the EFCC, to ensure that they deliver as per the contract. If you collect government money, you must do the work” he said.

Similarly, the minister charged the developers to adhere to the timeline and finish within the stipulated three months timeline so that the process for indigenes to purchase the houses and move in, can begin.