FG to eliminate house ownership obstacles for Nigerians

Onwubuke Melvin
Onwubuke Melvin

The Minister of Housing and Urban Development, Ahmed Dangiwa, has affirmed his resolution to eliminate obstacles impeding mass home ownership in the country.

This was disclosed in a statement by Dangiwa during the unveiling ceremony for the Renewed Hope Housing Delivery Portal held at ministry headquarters in Abuja recently, according to The Punch.

Dangiwa stated that the government was willing to initiate policies to boost home ownership by Nigerians.

The Renewed Hope Housing Delivery Portal is expected to grant access to 100,000 houses across Nigeria.

The Renewed Hope Cities and Estates web portal is accessible to all Nigerians, including those in the diaspora, and can apply via https://renewedhopehomes.fmhud.gov.ng.

He pointed out that, in December 2023, a Memorandum of Understanding was concluded with the consortium of developers led by Continental Civil for the delivery of 100,000 housing units nationwide.

The minister explained that the inaugurated platform was a crucial part of the collaboration.

Dangiwa said, “When we assumed duty, we promised to work in line with His Excellency, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR, to break all the barriers to homeownership for Nigerians.

“We also promised to facilitate and promote the creation of technological systems and private sector-led initiatives that will make it simpler, easier, and more convenient for Nigerians to own their homes.

“Today, we are gathered here to take yet another major step towards achieving that promise with the launch of the Renewed Hope Housing Platform.”

The minister added that the innovative platform was groundbreaking, providing an online, transparent, easy-to-use, integrated web-based application for the sale of homes under the Renewed Hope Cities and Estates Programme of the ministry.

“The platform has many benefits for homebuyers. It has a user-friendly interface to ensure that the journey to homeownership is smooth and straightforward. It ensures a seamless and secure registration process with identity verification, enabling potential homeowners to efficiently search for properties using various filters, ensuring they find homes that meet their specific needs.”

Dangiwa further charged all Nigerians to take advantage of the platform to apply for the houses, adding that “with the platform, you do not need to know anybody to own a home. It is transparent, and the criteria are open to all,” he added.

However, the government has fixed the price of a 1–3 bedroom apartment in Karsana, Abuja at N22.5 million to N65.5 million.

In addition, He said that the platform also contained features offering flexible payment options such as one-time payments and installment plans, which are adapted for different financial situations.

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