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Sokoto Plans To Sell 1,500 Govt Houses | The Precision

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The
committee set up by Sokoto State Government on sales of government
quarters to deserving public workers has recommended the sale of about
1500 houses located at various locations in the state.



Chairman
of the committee and state commissioner of lands and housing, Bello
Abubakar Guiwa, stated this when he presented their report to Governor
Aminu Waziri Tambuwal at Government House, Sokoto.
“According
to our verification, a total number of 1,497 houses have been
identified as belonging to the state government located within and
around the metropolitan city. The houses are mostly located around
Guiwa, Bado, Arkilla, Nasarawa, Runjin Sambo, Eastern and Western GRA
areas,” the chairman said.
He said in order to
ease the burden faced by many of occupants some of who are retired civil
servants, the committee advised the government to sell 90 percent of
the houses at a minimum of N1 million to N6.2 million.
Guiwa
said in deciding who should benefit from the sales of the houses,
government should give  priority to Sokoto indigenes working in the
state civil service or unified local government service of the state.
In
addition, it said special consideration should also be given to Sokoto
indigenes working in the federal government or non-Sokoto indigenes who
are working for the state government.
Speaking
after he received the report, Governor Tambuwal said government plans to
reinvest proceeds of the sales in completion of the new estates under
construction in the state capital.
“I thank you
for a job well-done. We are forwarding this report to the state
executive council for deliberation and necessary approval,” Tambuwal
added.

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