Monday, November 4, 2019 9:54 pm
Kaduna State Government say it will spend N3 billion from its 2020 budget for construction of houses for low income earners.
Fausat Ibikunle Kaduna State Commissioner for Housing and Urban Development revealed this while defending allocations to her ministry in the state’s 2020 budget before the State House of Assembly on Monday.
She also added that her ministry has earmarked over N9 billion for capital projects and N74 million as recurrent expenditure in 2020.
“We hope to take up the construction of urban houses for the low income earners before the end of the year 2020,” she said.
According to her, N3 billion will be used in the construction of low income mass housing and N1 billion as mortgage support among others.
Alhaji Yusuf Salihu, Chairman House Committee on Urban and Housing Development, said the assembly was hopeful that the new ministry would make an impact in the lives of the people.
Meanwhile, the the committee has expressed disappointment over the N750 million projected as revenue by the state Urban Planning and Development Authority (KASUPDA) in 2020.
It urged the agency to be more committed to its responsibilities or it will incur the wrath of the lawmakers.
Earlier, Ismail Dikko, the Director General of KASUPDA, has assured the Assembly that its N400 million budget would be effectively utilized to change the face of the metropolis.