Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta State has said civil servants in the state would soon move into the newly constructed housing estate along Ibusa road, Asaba.
The Governor gave the assurance Tuesday during an inspection tour of the 150 housing units being put in place for workers by the state government.
According to him, arrangements such as electricity, eater, and other necessity that would make the workers’ estate habitable are being put in place, noting that the most challenging aspect of the project was the landscaping after which civil servants would be allocated the houses on “owner-occupier basis.”
“What is critical for me is the landscaping. Then of course the access road must be tarred for the owners to move in,” the Governor said, assuring that in the next couple of weeks, the houses would be allocated.
Governor Uduaghan stated that when allocated, accommodation challenges being encountered by civil servants would be reduced.
The immediate past Commissioner for Housing in the state and Chief of Staff, Government House, Chief Paulinus Akpeki who took Governor Uduaghan round the project, said the project has got to an advanced stage, asserting: “This is going to be one of the landmark legacies of your administration for civil servants.”
He stated that the units are in 50 one-bedroom, 50 two-bedrooms and 50 three-bedrooms categories, stating that the allocation of the houses would be handled by the office of the state’s Head of Service.