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Buhari’s Administration will Transform Thousands from Tenants to Home Owners – Garba Shehu

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Garba Shehu, President Buhari's Spokespman

Garba Shehu, President Buhari’s Spokespman

The Federal Government has said that its affordable housing schemes will soon transform thousands of Nigerians from being tenants to proud owners of houses and plots of land.

This is contained in a statement by Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari, in Abuja on Monday.

Shehu said the scheme operated through the mortgage banking system was part of the programmes meant to uplift the quality of lives of the citizens.

“There are also programmes for affordable housing with mortgages which will transform thousands from tenant status to home owners,” he said.

He said that the Buhari-led administration had so far released N74 billion as part of capital allocations in the last three months.

According to him, more of the capital allocations will soon be released to revitalise the economy.

“Most of our road contractors had not been paid since 2012, many of them had sent their workers away adding to the unemployment problem.

This government has released capital allocations in the last three months that is more than the whole of 2015.

In 2015 Nigeria spent a paltry N19 billion on roads, in three months we have spent N74 billion and we are already releasing more,” he said.

Shehu, who was reacting to negative comments on the nation’s economy in some quarters, noted that the Federal Government had expended N26 billion in the transport sector in the last few months.

He also revealed that the government would start a concession that would revive the nation’s rail system for freight.

He expressed the hope that the movement of goods, particularly foodstuff through the rail system would reduce the cost of food items across market places in the country.

“In the transport sector in 2015, government spent just N4.2 billion; we have spent N26 billion with more to follow.

We are starting a concession that will revive our old rail system for freight, whilst we build a new high speed rail system.

Moving heavy goods by rail will reduce our transport costs which will reduce food prices and will save our roads from damage from heavy loads,” he said.

According to him, government will embrace the private sector through PPP, concessions and other collaborations to deliver services and infrastructure efficiently.

He maintained that the government was working hard to do things right and do them in a manner that would endure.

He said, “no government has ever considered the poor like this one. Under the current budget, the administration devoted N500 billion for social intervention programmes for those who need and deserve support”.

“Any process that will endure, must involve some pain but things will begin to improve. There is always a time lag between policy and effect. That is why the bad effects of past policies are manifesting now.

Similarly, the positive impact of the work being undertaken to fix Nigeria’s problems will soon begin to show and we will emerge from this period stronger, wiser and more prosperous.

There is hope for Nigeria, a hope that was previously clouded by corruption, greed and lack of focus.

Nigeria is starting over and everyone has a role to play. Look back, look ahead,” he added.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) was established by the Federal Government of Nigeria in May 1976 to gather and distribute news on Nigeria and cover events of interest to Nigeria at the international level for the benefit of the Nigerian Media and the Public.

15 Comments

  1. Prince

    September 6, 2016 at 10:01 am

    This people can so irritate me. They talk too much and out of point. Do they think Nigerians are as dumb and foolish as they are.
    The president and his boys are phucking annoying Nigerians right now. You’ve spend 15months and what you have to show for it is Recession and the worst economy ever and yet this idiot is telling us about owning a house.

    • Uberhaute looks

      September 6, 2016 at 1:02 pm

      When millions are already dead Ogbeni Garba. I thought Doyin and Abati we’re irritating but these ones are scum in fact lower than that

  2. keke driver

    September 6, 2016 at 10:06 am

    Shut up Garba Shehu, Please Shut the hellup abeg.

    • lara

      September 6, 2016 at 10:40 am

      you just took the word out of my mouth, i have never commented here before but seening the topic i was force to comment. they should get back to work, if they perform well, the work they have done or effect they have put in will speak for itself. nonesense people. i hope they read this and get back to work

  3. Xristybabes

    September 6, 2016 at 10:14 am

    na so so Will will Will!!!!please start work Sir as we are running out of patience!!!people have been committing suicide on a daily basis because of this harsh economy and nothing positive have been worked on to end all this.

  4. kola

    September 6, 2016 at 10:58 am

    I like this guys faith though, but you know what they say faith without work is useless. So he should please shut up and get you and your masters to work. After all there is also saying that says we see can gaze how the night will be from the morning. As it stands, they all seem clueless.

  5. Toluwalope

    September 6, 2016 at 11:09 am

    I’m anxiously looking forward to 2019. It’s been long I voted but this time around I’m ready to vote for another goat asides Buafraud.

  6. Naijababeii

    September 6, 2016 at 11:14 am

    Ta Garbu shehu run run run and don’t look back haba we dey wait make 2019 come

  7. kim.jay

    September 6, 2016 at 12:03 pm

    Buhari is an illiterate who.cannot lead this country. His team is a total failure. I pity this country. This is what happens when u elect a high school graduate to lead a country in 2016.

    • Odi

      September 6, 2016 at 3:00 pm

      Cattle rearer you mean? Cos there’s no verified documentation that he attended high school.

  8. tunmi

    September 6, 2016 at 1:16 pm

    The money has been provided, how long until the effect is felt? How is the progress tracked?

  9. Fhbg

    September 6, 2016 at 1:27 pm

    Buhari’s administration will do this will do that. Praise singers! Even in the face of failure. How? They will never say how he will do it. Men without shame

  10. Spunky

    September 6, 2016 at 1:31 pm

    Promises! Pledges! Just do one mbok…at this point, we will manage anyone.

  11. blueivy

    September 6, 2016 at 3:39 pm

    this man sounds stupid

  12. Peaches77

    September 6, 2016 at 7:41 pm

    “In 2015 Nigeria spent a paltry N19 billion on roads, in three months we have spent N74 billion and we are already releasing more,” he said”

    Who was governing Nigeria for most of 2015 dear Shehu?
    Abeg fade!

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