The honourable Minister of State of Works and Housing, Mu,azu Jaji Sambo has charged the management of the Zuba Mass Housing Estate, Abuja to speed up the completion of the project before the set time for its official commissioning.
Mu,azu was conducted round the estate by the Managing Director and Chief Executive of Federal Housing Authority, Senator Gbenga Ashafa accompanied by the Authority’s Executive Director Project Implementation, Engr. Sam Chinonso Omoke and other staff.
The Minister who paid a progress visit to FHA Mass Housing Estate site in Zuba, Abuja Federal Capital Territory inspected the level of completion of the housing pilot scheme.
He charged the management on the need to make a compilation of the exact quantity of work remaining so ascertain the feasibility of project’s final completion within a given time frame.
Mu,azu according to a statement issued by the Authority’s Public Affairs Officer Mr.Kenneth Chigelu, made an on-spot assessment of the nine remaining blocks of flats that are at various stages of completion.
The breakdown of the blocks awaiting completion shows 1 Block of 2 Bedroom Flat at plastering and fixing of windows stage, 7 Blocks of 1 Bedroom, at fixing of doors, tilling and external works stage.
During the inspection, minister however observed the need for adjustments in the external finishing in some blocks.
He also observed that the trees planted in the estate are still at the nursery stages, advising the management to henceforth give priority to planting of trees on sites at the commencement of other constructions, so that the trees could grow as the project progresses.
The Zuba Mass Housing Estate is a Pilot project of Federal Housing Authority to be replicated across the nation.
The project sits on 18 hectares of land, housing 764 units of various house types.
The project is comprised of 16 blocks of 3 Bedroom Flats in a block of 8 flats, 32 blocks of 2 Bedroom Flats in a block of 8 Flats, 14 blocks of 1 Bedroom Flats in a block of 16 Flats and 5 Blocks of Terrace duplexes in 4 rows.
Kenneth state that: “The estate is already serviced with 100% completed standard infrastructure such as Roads and Drains, External Water Distribution Network, Electricity External Reticulation, Perimeter Fence Work, 3Nos Water Stations, Injector Transformers, Civil Works and Servicing of blocks with underground cables.”