President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday tasked the 22 states governed by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to build 250,000 housing units per annum. This, he said, is to meet up with the election campaign promise of providing one million houses for Nigerians yearly. He spoke at the opening session of the two-day National Economic Council (NEC) Retreat on the economy at the old Banquet Hall, Abuja.
He also charged Foreign Investors and Local Construction Companies to take part in the new effort to cover Nigeria’s housing deficit. He said: “Some estimates put Nigeria’s housing deficit at about sixteen million units. In our successful campaign to win the general elections last year our party, the APC, promised to build a million housing units a year.