Federal Government To Build Energy Efficient Houses

Plans have been concluded by the Federal Government to embark on massive construction of energy efficient houses across the country as part of efforts to motivate the workers.

The houses will be such that use less power, or minimum energy and provide maximum comfort as well as take into account the need and financial convenience of would-be owners.

The Minister of State for Works, Power, and Housing II, Alhaji Suleiman Hassan Jara dropped the hint in Gombe during the Sallah break.

He said the concept which was discussed at a recent workshop on housing, would be delivered in every state and possibly, every local government area of the country.

“We are talking of delivering houses that are adaptable, that are affordable. It will take into consideration our culture and our climate.

“We just did a workshop last week, and it’s saying we should do housing that is energy efficient.

“That means a house that will use less power consumption with better ventilation so that you needn’t have to use so many ACs, you don’t have to use so many bulbs, but minimum energy, maximum comfort,” he said.

The minister further explained that government was considering a whole lot of things towards making the houses affordable without compromising quality.

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“So, we are looking at a model, where the cost of the building will come less.

“We are also looking at it what else constitutes the cost of the building; if it is the land, we will see how easy it will be to access land to make housing better for the people.

Source: The Nation



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