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FG begins allocation of 8,925 houses to Nigerians


The Federal Government has announced the allocation of 8,925 houses to deserving applicants nationwide under the National Housing Programme.

The permanent secretary of the ministry of housing and urban development, Marcus Ogunbiyi, had disclosed this to newsmen in a statement on Monday in Abuja.

The NHF is a federal government scheme that entitles all Nigerians above the age of 21 years in paid employment to a low-interest, government-funded loan.

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Ogunbiyi said the first batch of the allocation process was concluded after a review of the conditions and procedures for the sale of houses under the NHP.

Out of a total of 8925 applications that were received,1,294 were for outright payment, 2408 for a mortgage, 2184 for rent to own, and 3039 were for installment payment modes,” he said.

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“The offer of new provisional allocation letters for the first batch of successful applicants under the outright payment mode is now ready.

“The successful subscribers would be contacted by the federal controllers of housing and urban development in the states and the chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) from Thursday for collection.”

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Ogunbiyi also said applicants under the mortgage, rent to own and instalment payment modes who should be subscribers to the NHF were presently undergoing profiling.