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Qatar begins construction of 500,000 housing units for less privileged in Nigeria

The Qatar Government has commenced the construction of 500,000 housing units for less privileged, a project which will also provide for clinics, shops, poultry farms, and farmlands for the rainy season and irrigation farming, aimed for residents of Kaduna State of Nigeria.

Penpushing reports that Qatar’s Ambassador to Nigeria, Ali Bin Ghanem Al-Hajri made this known on Wednesday in Kaduna, explaining that the projects aim to improve the living conditions for underprivileged families in the state.

The Ambassador who officially inaugurated the Mega Economic City project commended the Kaduna  State Governor, Uba Sani for his support for the successful launch of the project – Qatar Sanabil Project, adding that aside from the construction of the housing units, Qatar Charity has also pledged an array of interventions and empowerment programmes for the less privileged across Kaduna, the official said.

‘These include scholarships for orphans and children of the poor, distribution of sewing machines, welding machines, irrigation pumping machines, salon kits, and drilling of hundreds of boreholes across the 23 local government areas of Kaduna State’, Al-Hajri said.

Penpushing further report that Governor Sani in his remarks commended the Embassy of Qatar in Nigeria and the Qatari-owned Sanabil Project for aligning with Kaduna’s business-friendly environment.

‘The Economic City will provide world-class infrastructure and make Kaduna a reference point in modern and affordable accommodation with adequate security and a conducive atmosphere for business activities’, he said.

‘It will facilitate international trade while serving as a platform for local entrepreneurs and traders. It will also harness product value chain opportunities and improve economic growth’, the governor emphasized.

Penpushing also reports that the Governor said the project extends beyond housing, adding that it also provides clinics, shops, poultry farms, and farmlands for the rainy season and irrigation farming for benefits of the citizens

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