Gov. Lalong to prioritize projects, says Commissioner

The newly-appointed Commissioner for Housing and Urban Development in Plateau State, Architect Sam Galadima, has said the All Progressives Congress-led administration will take cognizance of the economic meltdown in the country by prioritizing projects in order to fulfill its campaign promises.
Galadima said only projects that have direct impact on the masses will be given attention, considering the limited funds in the state.
The Hon. Commissioner, who disclosed this in an interview with our Correspondent in his office, said government, being a continuum, will focus attention mostly on uncompleted projects it inherited.
He said the order will be based on their importance and how they affect the common man in the state.
According to Galadima: “Over 109 sites did not receive mobilization from the previous administration, but we are going to categorise them to see which of them we are going to continue with.”
Galadima added that his ministry has a mandate of four years to turn around the Housing and Urban sectors in line with the vision of the Governor Simon Lalong-led APC government in the state.
He also said his ministry is considering going into partnership with private developers to put up a 3,000 housing unit for low income earners.
He said only the low income earners, basically the civil servants, will be the beneficiary.
To ensure that it will be affordable for the low income earners, the Commissioner said the design of the housing unit will make it cost between N1.5 million and N2 million, which will be deducted monthly from the salaries of the beneficiaries.
On the issue of the most popular Terminus Market, which was burnt down during one of the incessant crises that engulfed the state, Galadima said the government has advertised for private investors to come in and rebuild the market, a venture he hopes will yield positive results if accomplished.
He, however, called for patience and corporation with the government of the day, saying that for any government to succeed, the people must be ready to partner with it.
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The newly-appointed Commissioner for Housing and Urban Development in Plateau State, Architect Sam Galadima, has said the All Progressives Congress-led administration will take cognizance of the economic meltdown in the country by prioritizing projects in order to fulfill its campaign promises.
Galadima said only projects that have direct impact on the masses will be given attention, considering the limited funds in the state.
The Hon. Commissioner, who disclosed this in an interview with our Correspondent in his office, said government, being a continuum, will focus attention mostly on uncompleted projects it inherited.
He said the order will be based on their importance and how they affect the common man in the state.
According to Galadima: “Over 109 sites did not receive mobilization from the previous administration, but we are going to categorise them to see which of them we are going to continue with.”
Galadima added that his ministry has a mandate of four years to turn around the Housing and Urban sectors in line with the vision of the Governor Simon Lalong-led APC government in the state.
He also said his ministry is considering going into partnership with private developers to put up a 3,000 housing unit for low income earners.
He said only the low income earners, basically the civil servants, will be the beneficiary.
To ensure that it will be affordable for the low income earners, the Commissioner said the design of the housing unit will make it cost between N1.5 million and N2 million, which will be deducted monthly from the salaries of the beneficiaries.
On the issue of the most popular Terminus Market, which was burnt down during one of the incessant crises that engulfed the state, Galadima said the government has advertised for private investors to come in and rebuild the market, a venture he hopes will yield positive results if accomplished.
He, however, called for patience and corporation with the government of the day, saying that for any government to succeed, the people must be ready to partner with it.