Kogi State Government has hired one hundred and five contractors to
build 272 units of houses in Lokoja, for victims of last year’s flood
disaster in the state.
The Commissioner for Lands and Housing, Engineer Stephen Mayaki, who
made this known when he led members of the National Good Governance Tour
(GGT) team led by the Minister of Information, Labaran Maku on an
inspection of project sites in the state on Thursday, said that
the houses will be allocated free to flood victims, while others will be
sold to interested persons at an affordable rate.
Mayaki, who assured that the project will be completed in a few
months, said the estate will comprise of one bedroom apartments which
would be sold at N1.8 million and two bedroom apartments to be sold at
It was learnt that the sum of N565 million was expended on the
houses, out of which N500 million came from the Federal Government
relief intervention fund.
The commissioner also explained that the state is planning to create
an island for people in flood prone areas so that they can relocate
there during flood.
In his remarks, Mr. Maku, who was represented by his Special
Assistant on Media, Kingsley Osadolor, urged the state government to put
in place adequate infrastructure to ensure security for the people.