VICE-PRESIDENT, Professor Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday, has described the 17million housing deficit statistics as rather worrisome.
Osinbajo stated this at the Housing summit organised by the Housing circuit magazine in partnership with the Senate committee on Land, Housing and Urban Development, in Abuja.
He said although the figure is questionable, the deficit in housing requirements was “unacceptably” high.
The Vice-President who spoke through the Minister of State II, power, works and housing, Surveyor Suleiman Hassan, stated that despite the various policies and strategies adopted by the Federal Government (FG) to address the menace, progress has been slow.
He noted that menace has led to the increasing slum population in the urban areas as well as under-development of the rural areas.
However, he expressed the FG’s commitment to improving critical infrastructure through the delivery of good roads and affordable housing.