Minister directs contractors to patronise local materials, indigenous artisans

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Alhaji Mustapha Baba Shehuri, Minister of state for Housing, Works and Power.

The Minister of State for Power, Works and Housing, Alhaji Mustapha Shehuri has directed that only local materials be utilised under the National Housing Programme (NHP) and that youths in the host communities be employed as artisans.

Shehuri gave the directive on Wednesday during the official handing over of land to contractors for a housing project in Mbaisi Government Layout in Obingwa Local Government Area, Abia.

“The essence of the programme is to bring development and create jobs for Nigerians.

“All materials needed for the construction must be Nigerian content and all residents must benefit from it.

“No contractor should use foreign materials, rather should rely on local materials for housing construction.”

The minister is in Abia on an inspection tour of National Housing Project sites…

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