Works – As Bayelsa prepares for more housing estates
The Bayelsa State Government has allocated 595 hectares of land to the proposed Brass Fertilizer Company in the Kingdom of Odioma in the Brass Local Government Area of ââthe State.
This is because the government also hinted that the deforestation of the said project site had started in earnest.
Bayelsa State Commissioner for Land, Housing and Urban Development Barr Esau Andrew revealed it this weekend in Yenagoa, the state capital.
He said the federal government’s proposed project, when completed, is expected to create jobs not only for skilled Bayelsans, but has the capacity to hire as many as 15,000 workers, with both professional and non-professional qualifications. professional.
Andrew, who called for unity among residents of the host community, reiterated that the administration led by Governor Douye Diri was willing to create an enabling environment for business development in the state.
He said the government also wants to accelerate the development of all communities and all sectors of the state’s economy through impactful projects and programs.
âThe Brass fertilizer company is located on 595 hectares of land in the council area of ââthe Odioma kingdom of Brass.
“There are no problems with taking off and completing this gigantic project, but what we currently have are mainly problems of intra-community arguments as to who becomes the president of the Council of Europe. chiefs of Odioma, âhe said.
He added: âAs a member of the community and commissioner of the state executive council, I can assure you that this cannot block the project.
âGovernor Diri has asked the community to follow the path of unity and peace so that they can benefit the most from this huge project, and the youth, leaders and elders of the community are ready to follow. the governor’s instructions â.
In the same vein, the government reiterated its commitment to build additional housing estates in the state.
To that end, Andrew said that Governor Diri’s administration, in partnership with the federal government’s Ruhi 774 housing program and Shelter Afrique, was in the process of building new housing estates of 800 and 100 units, respectively in the State.
According to him, while the Ruhi 774 housing program managed by the Real Estate Development Association of Nigeria (REDAN) is to build 100 housing units in each of the state’s eight municipalities, Shelter Afrique should carry out the construction. 100 more accommodations in Yenagoa.
He added that the state government has also entered into plans to build an additional 260 housing units on the acres of land still to be developed acquired by the previous administration for the Ayama-Ijaw housing estate in the southern council area of State Ijaw.
By: Ariwera Ibibo-Howells, Yenagoa