Kano State government has disclosed that it will build nothing less than 5,000 housing units for public school teachers in the state in partnership with private firms, as a way of providing decent accommodation for teachers and their families.
This was disclosed through a statement signed by the Director General, Media and Public Relation to the governor, Aminu Yassar, and made available to the journalists, it reads, “the state government would provide the land, auxiliary facilities such as water, electricity and roads while other aspects would be handled by the partners.”
Explained that the scheme, tagged “Teachers Reserved Areas (TRA)” will be implemented jointly by the state government, Family Homes Funds and the Federal Mortgage Bank.
Said, Governor Abdullahi Ganduje during a stakeholders meeting at the Government House in Kano, on the proposed project, explaining that “each of the 36 rural local governments will have 100 housing units while the remaining eight metropolitan local governments will have 150 housing units each.”
Ganduje noted that participation in the scheme, which would commence in the year 2021, is optional and the beneficiaries would pay for the houses in easy installments.
Ganduje stated that his administration is concerned about ensuring affordability and access to houses for the teachers so that they do not become destitute when they retire from active service.
His words, “A technical committee under the Executive Chairman of the State Policy Coordination and Policy Implementation Directorate, Alh. Rabi’u Sulaiman Bichi has been set up to fashion out modalities for smooth implementation of the project.”
In his remarks, the Executive Chairman of the State Policy Coordination and Policy Implementation Directorate, Alhaji Rabiu Sulaiman Bichi maintained that the teachers housing initiative was to complement the state Free and Compulsory Education Policy.
“The last time houses were built for teachers in Kano was during the days of the Native Authority,” he said, stressing that the government would tap into available resources at Federal financial institutions, to make the dream a reality” he said.