The Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo SAN, GCON, on Friday, 11th February 2022, commissioned the 248-unit affordable housing estate developed by the Millard Fuller Foundation in Masaka, a few kilometres from the Federal Capital City, Abuja.
Received by the Executive Governor of Nasarawa State, Engr. Abdullahi Sule, and the CEO of the Millard Fuller Foundation, Sam Odia, the visit provided an opportunity to dedicate Millard Fuller Foundation’s 1,000th house, while also unveiling the Fuller One Million Naira ($2,500) incremental ‘shell’ house, a research project aimed at providing simple, decent and affordable homes for the low-income earner, and to let the world know that a home can be built if the right structures are in place.
In his speech, Osinbajo noted that many households are faced with the dilemma of survival between food and inadequate shelter.
He further stated that the government aims to address inadequate housing in the country and that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration remains determined to build a nation where low-income earners have the dignity of a decent home and livelihood.
While describing the commissioning as a watershed event in the important work of providing housing for Nigerians who need it most, he noted that the challenge of inadequate or no-housing undermines the quality of life of many Nigerians.
The Executive Governor of Nasarawa State, Engr. Abdullahi A. Sule, who also spoke at the event, thanked the Vice President for finding the time to commission the project and “to share in the joy of the beneficiaries, especially those of the Fuller Foundation”, describing the gesture as a demonstration of the Vice President’s care for the people.
The Governor also commended the effort of the Federal Government to find solutions to the challenge of affordable housing and gave assurances that the State Government is committed to fixing the access road in the community. This comment was received with wild jubilation by those present.
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