Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Umara has approved the sale of houses in five estates built by the state government to 2,787 initial allotees.
The houses were alloted on rental basis by previous administrations to individuals in the State, but with the current approval by Governor Umara they become full owners.
The governor made this disclosure while inaugurating a committee saddled with the responsibility of building a new estate of 500 houses in the State capital, Maiduguri.
The governor who said the project should commence immediately, instructed that the 500 new houses are to be completed next year, 2020.
The committee, who is to be chaired by the state’s deputy governor, Usman Kadafur has members that include professional engineers.
The Governor during the Inauguration, said he had approved the recommendation of a different committee, to begin the sale of 2,787 houses within the 1,000 and 777, 505, 303 and 202 estates on owner-occupier basis.
He said by this, those living in the houses would be made to pay a sum after which they will fully own the houses.
He revealed that his administration has entered legal agreement with Family Homes Nigeria Ltd, a private housing developer, for the construction of 1,700 urban housing and 3,200 rural housing in the state.
He explained that this would be executed through a public-private partnership