The Sokoto State Government has concluded arrangements to sell houses to civil servants on owner occupier basis, the Commissioner for Information, Malam Danladi Bako, said.
He made the disclosure in a statement made available to newsmen in Sokoto on Saturday.
Bako said “the gesture is in furtherance of the commitment to good governance as contained in Governor Aliyu Wamakko’s campaign promise to Sokoto civil servants.”
He recalled that Governor Wamakko had promised to sell government houses to civil servants who were occupying the houses.
The commissioner said the governor had already set in motion the process of selling the houses.
“The first week of June is the commencement date for the actualisation of this dream, expected to make hundreds of civil servants landlords,” he said.
He added that all the houses had been demarcated and valued, while the occupants had been screened.
The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that the Wamakko Administration had on assumption of office in 2007, built 500 housing units at Bado and sold them to qualified occupants on cash-and-carry basis.