By Gift Olivia Samuel
The Federal Housing Authority(FHA) Federal Capital Territory (FCT)and the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) have entered into a partnership to achieve the 17,000 housing unit Diaspora Mega City.
The Managing Director, FHA, Senator Gbenga Ashafa, who visited Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) in her office in Abuja Tuesday, noted that the housing project when completed, will create about 3 million jobs for Nigerians.
Senator Ashafa also disclosed that the Project is expected to have a multiplier effect with over 17,000 housing units of different models that will create limitless value chain and opportunities, a statement electronically signed by Gabriel Odu, Media and Public Relations and Protocols Unit NiDCOM noted.
The FHA helmsman commended President Muhammadu Buhari for his thoughtfulness and wisdom in creating a conducive environment for the Diaspora Nigerians to have a roof over their heads, and the process being fast tracked by the push and drive of the NiDCOM boss.
For her part, the Chairman/ CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa in her welcome remarks said, “today is a historic day as we begin the process of having a Diaspora City within the Federal Capital Territory that Nigerians in the Diaspora wherever they are can be proud to own a home in their own country”.
She added that, “the mega city project will make the Diaspora invest wisely, get results and prevent them from the excessive loss and agony they usually experience through third party transactions”.
The NiDCOM Boss expressed optimism that the younger generations of Diaspora will be happy to key into the project.
The high point of the visit was the inauguration of a tripartite committee which is expected to submit their report within four weeks.
The Diaspora City Project, a tripartite agency collaboration comprising the Federal Housing Authority (FHA), The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), is situated in Maitama 2, with over 675 hectares of land in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.