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UN-backed NGO plans 400,000 housing units in Nigeria

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A United Nations (UN) 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 Federal Capital Territory (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 Kaduna on Saturday, Chairman and Chief Executive of the Centre, Amb. Vincent Ejikeme Agbo said, that 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 the 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 Nations 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 Estate Housing and Industrial Development within the purview of United Nations 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 classes. 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 Abuja.

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