The Senate Committee Chairman on Housing and Urban Development, Senator Sam Egwu has said that the legislative arm of government is ready to enact and amend the housing sector bills that will enable the development of the sector and reduce the country’s housing deficit.
The Senator made this known on Thursday in Abuja while delivering his goodwill message at the 8th Meeting of the National Council on Lands, Housing and Urban Development with the theme: “Housing Development and Consumer Credit as Strategies for National Development.”
Senator Sam Egwu said the responsibility of any Government was to provide affordable houses for its citizens.
“We at the National Assembly will provide the legislative support to move the housing sector forward. We are ready to work on any bill sent to us,” he said.
The Senator also stressed that collaboration between all stakeholders in the sector was very crucial in achieving affordable housing for Nigerians.
The Senator has proven this himself in a recent meeting with Housing Development Advocacy Network – a housing sector advocacy group – who are preparing a list of all bills necessary for enactment and amendment by the National Assembly.
These bills, if amended will help address some issues like lands administration, access to funding and many others which affect projects delivery and investments in the housing sector.