UN-supported NGO Plans 400,000 Housing Units In Nigeria

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A United Nations support NGO, Global Centre For Empowerment And Care For Life Challenges (GECLC), said it has concluded a plan to build 400,000 housing units across the 36 states of Nigeria and the (FCT).

The move according to the Centre is part of efforts towards meeting the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) goals number 9 and 11, which are; innovation and infrastructure, and sustainable cities and communities respectively in Nigeria by 2030.
Speaking at the project's public launch press conference in on Saturday, Chairman and Chief Executive of the Centre, Amb. Vincent Ejikeme Agbo said, under the project, 10,000 housing units would be built in each of the 36 states and FCT in two phases.

Agbo said the project which will in the nearest future be extended to other African countries, was being kick started in Nigeria, to stimulate socio-economic and developmental efforts of the country's federal and state governments.

According to the GECLC Chairman, “our vision and mission in the incorporated Global Centre for Empowerment and Care for Life Challenges, is in-tandem with United Nation sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

Therefore, our purpose for organising this public launch is to promote, advocate, initiate, enlighten and create beneficial interest for the general public towards; Real Housing and Industrial Development within the purview of United Nation sustainable Development Goals SDG 9 and 11.

“Our major vision here is to provide decent and affordable Housing needs for people of different ages and class. It is equally important to note that our vision and mission will be purposefully driven towards enhancing and encouraging prototype Real Estate Housing and Industrial development. A significant one stop hub in all 36 states of the federation including .

“We are not promising a heaven on earth but class cities that will rank among the best in beauty, amenities, security and comfort.

“In order to create and promote windows of opportunity for all stakeholders, institutions, national and international investors, and accredited contractors to invest in our various platforms, the Global Center for Empowerment and Care for Life Challenges, under the auspices of the United Nations, has fully adopted the sustainable development goals.

“Some weeks ago, we were in Asaba, to do the groundbreaking ceremony of this mega project in partnership with one of our contractors; Frankly Royal View Limited.

“In order to bring the governors of the thirty-six states and the Honourable Minister of the Federal Capital Territory in to handle important necessities, particularly , for these large-scale projects in the states, my team and I have already begun discussions with them,” he said.

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