Nigerians can now apply for houses built under the current Federal Government’s National Housing Programme (NHP) in 34 states of the country following the launch, Friday, of the portal by the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, through which interested members of the public could apply for allocation.
The formal launch of the portal, https://nhp.worksandhousing.gov.ng, which took place at the Conference Room of the ministry in Mabushi, Abuja, throws open the door for Nigerians to apply online to buy the available 5,000 plus housing units, ranging from 1, 2 to 3 bedroom bungalows and blocks of flats.
In his remarks at the ceremony, which was attended by media executives including the president, Nigeria Guild of Editors, Mustapha Isah, Mr Fashola said the decision by the ministry to sell the available houses online was to bring credibility to the exercise and reduce human intervention as well as give all categories of buyers a level playing field.
In his goodwill message after the launch, President of the Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE), Mr Isah, commended the Federal Government for its commitment to housing delivery. He also commended the Minister for the innovations he has brought to bear at the national level, which, according to him, was a replication of his development initiatives as Governor in Lagos State.