Kano Signs MoU For Construction of 5,000 Housing Units For Teachers

Posted by:Abubakar Dundu

 

Kano Signs MoU For Construction of 5,000 Housing Units For Teachers 

Kano State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Family Homes Funds Limited for the provision of 5,000 units homes for teachers in the state, in fulfillment of his earlier promise.

The signing of the MoU took place at the Governor's Lodge, Asokoro, Abuja, Thursday, in the presence of Senators Malam Ibrahim Shekarau, Barau I. Jibrin and Kabiru Ibrahim Gaya, and members of the House of Representatives, Commissioners, Chairman of Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) Kano state Branch, among other stakeholders. 

With the signing of the MoU for Teachers Housing Project, Kano state enters into an agreement with Family Homes Funds Limited, to purposely help teachers own their private homes to make their life comfortable.

The state has already provided 220 hectares of land for the project and all necessary documentation has been done. 

At the occasion, Governor Ganduje noted that, "we are making quality education a reality. Education is a major policy thrust in our administration. We must therefore give all the needed attention to our teachers."

"We are increasing the dignity of teaching profession in our state. As we are having Government Reserve Areas (GRAs), we are now going to have Teachers Reserve Areas."

He reveals that the state government had series of discussions with NUT before the state reached this level. "We will do all it takes to make this a reality. 

Family Homes Funds Managing Director, Mr Femi Adewole, assured that they would do their best to see that the project is executed in accordance with the set objectives. 

All those who spoke at the event commended Governor Ganduje for the good work. "This is one of the best legacies of this administration", noted Sen. Malam Ibrahim Shekarau.

Kano State NUT Chairman, Muhammad Hambali, thanked the Governor for the good gesture, assuring that teachers would reciprocate this historic gesture of the government's concern about their welfare.