By Ebi Kesiena
Managing Director, Federal Housing Authority (FHA) Senator Gbenga Ashafa says the Diaspora Mega City Housing Project when completed, will create about 3 million jobs for Nigerians.
Senator Ashafa disclosed this when he visited Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) in her office in Abuja.
The MD explained 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.
He further 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.
Hon. Dabiri-Erewa in her welcoming remarks, noted that the project the mega city project will make the Diaspora to invest wisely.
“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 the mega city project will make the Diaspora to invest wisely, get results and prevent them from the excessive loss and agony they usually experience through third party transactions,” she said.
The NiDCOM boss is optimistic that the younger generation Diaspora will be happy to key into the project.
The high point of the visit was the inauguration of a tripartite committee. The committee is expected to submit their report within four weeks.
The Diaspora City Project is a tripartite agency collaboration comprising the FHA, NIDCOM and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
The project is situated in Maitama 2, with over 675 hectares of land.