Senator Istifanus Gyang representing Plateau North in the Nigerian Parliament, Monday demanded the rebuilding of local communities destroyed by violent attacks as part of the country’s proposed Housing Policy.
“The incorporation of rebuilding of communities displaced by violent attacks and banditry into the National Housing Policy will alleviate the hardship and trauma of the victims,” Sen. Gyang said during the Ministerial screening of Mr. Raji Fashola, the immediate past Transport, Power and Housing Minister.
Senator equally questioned the delayed takeoff of the Awanga – Jos- Bauchi road project.
The project contracted mid 2018, Gyang said is “a critical national artery linking the North Central and North East, and also for the Jos -Zaria road.”
Roads and power, according to him are crucial to the socioeconomic ‘breakthrough’ of the country at all levels.
Responding, Mr Fashola stated that Akwanga – Jos – Bauchi road was being delayed by lack of funds.
He however expressed hope of it would be included in subsequent budgets.
On the Housing Policy, Mr. Fashola agreed on the need to rebuild houses for displaced villagers, but asked that state governments provide land for the project.