Minister of Works and Housing Babatunde Fashola has disclosed that the National Housing Programme spearheaded by his ministry has created 29,000 and 57,874 direct and oblique jobs, respectively.
Mr. Fashola made this recognized when he appeared earlier than the Senate Committee on Housing to defend the 2023 price range.
The minister, who the lawmakers extremely recommended, used the medium to reel out the ministry’s achievements regardless of insufficient funds.
The minister introduced that the housing building websites throughout the nation had additionally created 29,000 and 57,874 direct and oblique jobs respectively.
“This once more you’ll be able to extrapolate to about 29,000 totally different households, who’ve been impacted with what has been carried out.
“There are 57,874, indirect jobs, those are people that become consequently engaged because housing is been constructed, indirect jobs, and there are 1,245 building contractors nation wide,” Fashola stated.
He additionally famous that the ministry had a complete of N191.757 billion of excellent liabilities to contractors, including that it was an essential quantity, as a result of it represents the livelihoods of Nigerians.
He stated many contractors owe their suppliers who provide them inputs.
“It is a value chain and we must take note of it as we make final recommendations to the appropriation committee for next year because if these people are not paid ,we may see the systemic economic consequences,” Fashola advised the senate committee.
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