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Taraba State Governor, Dr Agbu Kefas has called on the Federal Ministry of Housing and Urban Development to hand over its housing estate in Jalingo to the state government for allocation to civil servants.

The Governor made the call on Thursday 19th October 2023, in Abuja when he paid a courtesy visit to the Minister Federal Ministry of Housing and Urban Development Arc Ahmed Dangiwa.

He said the state is ready to collaborate with the ministry in all their activities and said the state will provide them with land for further construction of housing estates.

He said the state is aware of the preparation by the ministry to build a new federal Secretariat in Jalingo and assured that his government will stand by the ministry to deliver on the project.

Responding to the Governor, the Minister, Arc Ahmed Dangiwa said the ministry is not relenting in the effort to deliver on its mandate and added that it will request about 50 hectares of land for its projects.

He said the ministry is willing to liaise with the state government to sell the houses to the people.

He disclosed that the contract for the construction of a federal Secretariat in Jalingo has already been awarded and that the contractor will soon mobilize to the site.

Top government functionaries from Taraba State accompanied the Governor to the ministry.

– Hassan Garba.