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APDC board backs management decision to address housing deficit in FCT

Jul, 2021 | By Niyi Lawal and Gift Joseph | ||

The Board of Directors of Abuja Property Development Company APDC led by its Chairman, Alh Mohammed Idris has resolved to give all the necessary support needed by the management of the company to ensure that the problem of housing deficit in FCT is completely addressed. The position of the board was made known during the tour of all the APDC home sites across the Federal Capital Territory.

A member of the board Yakubu Adamu, who disclosed the decision to Abuja Digest Weekly at Idogwari said the board members were satisfied with the level of work at the sites they had visited. According to Adamu, "we are very impressed with what we have seen so far because we could not believe that APDC could achieve this level of development, despite the limited resources, coupled with the country's economic crunch brought on by the Covid-19 lockdown.

It is an understatement to say that the management is working, they are actually delivering on their mandates irrespective of the situation, so they deserve our commendations and for this the board reiterates its commitment to continue to give total support to address the housing deficit in the FCT" He further informed that it was very imperative to declare the board's support for the management. He said; "if we want them to record more feats and for them not to rest on their oars, we need to support them to deliver.

The board must also play its role, giving them assurance that the Board is solidly behind them because they are working within time to deliver on the targets despite the challenges and we do not sit somewhere and access the work, we have come to see things by ourselves and not only see, we are really satisfied with the work done. So, this is just a clear way of giving them encouragement to do more, by promising them our continued support and commitment as we believe that it will also go a long way to address the housing deficit.

"The population in Abuja has kept on increasing every day which has invariably brought about the need to provide housing and accommodation but the supply is not matching with the rate of migrants into the Federal Capital, so how do we marry this if we do not support the management because our priority as Board of Directors is to reduce the deficit in this aspect therefore all hands must be on deck to achieve this" He added.

Adamu said that the board has seen the level of work being done especially in the first phase which comprised flats built unit by unit. There are also a block of six flats and a block of eight flats; two and three levels of suspended floor respectively. APDC homes and capital estate are in Kaba, Karsana North – 5.05Ha and 3.87Ha, Idogwari near Life camp – 3.29Ha and a district close to Dei-dei where phase 1 is about 80 percent complete with almost 400 residents. The land is about 50 hectares which was sub-divided into three phases.

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