The federal government, on Tuesday in Abuja, disclosed that the planned Diaspora Mega City Housing Project will create 3 million jobs for Nigerians.
The project which is to be cited on 675 hectares of land in the Maitama area of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja is also expected to create over 17,000 housing units of different models.
Senator Gbenga Ashafa, Managing Director of the Federal Housing Authority (FHA) disclosed this when he visited the Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa, in Abuja.
He said the government fast tracked the initiative with a view to creating a roof over the heads of Diaspora Nigerians.
In her remarks, the NIDCOM Boss, Dabiri-Erewa, who expressed optimism that younger generations Diaspora will key into the project, added that “the mega city project will make the Diaspora to invest wisely, get results and prevent them from the excessive loss and agony they usually experience through third party transactions.”
The event witnessed the inauguration of a tripartite committee made up of the Federal Housing Authority (FHA), The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
The committee is expected to submit its report in four weeks.