The Nigeria Customs Service has announced its plan to construct 5,000 affordable housing units across the country.
The initiative was revealed by the Comptroller-General of Customs, Bashir Adeniyi, during the commissioning ceremony of COOP Pacesetter Estate in Ajoda, Ibadan.
Adeniyi highlighted the strategic partnership formed with the Cooperative Mortgage Bank to establish a sustainable housing solution for Customs officers.
The collaboration aims to provide stable housing foundations for officers, empowering them to invest in their families and future, ultimately bolstering their effectiveness in serving the nation.
Tajudeen Aiyeola, President of the Cooperative Association of Nigeria, emphasized the importance of government involvement in achieving substantial provision for affordable housing.
He called on state governors to take deliberate actions towards low-cost housing for Nigerian citizens, encouraging local production of housing materials, cost reduction, and facilitating access to work-based loans.
Aiyeola commended the Nigeria Customs Service for its initiative and urged other government agencies to follow suit.
The state governor, Seyi Makinde, expressed his support, stating that the housing initiative aligns with the government’s commitment to providing housing and contributing to the economic development of the state.
“This aligns with the governor’s commitment to providing housing and other developmental projects. I want to commend the Customs CG for this endeavour and urge everyone to support it,” he said.