Gombe to move MDA’s occupying private residence to govt complex
Chima Azubuike, Gombe
Gombe State Commissioner for Housing and Urban Development, Adamu Kupto, has said plans are underway by the current administration to relocate government ministries operating in rented apartments to government owned structures.
Kupto stated this during the weekend, in an interview with journalists, adding that the relocation will help government save resources.
Recall that at a media meeting in 2020, Secretary to Gombe State Government, Prof. Ibrahim Njodi, revealed that 150 private buildings accommodate MDA’s, and will soon move to government complex.
Kupto said, “We are planning to find lasting solution to rented offices because the amount used to pay rent is not small. If we can sum it up for 5,10, 15 years will build the offices we rented.
“The government has it in it plan to find a way to curtail the issues of renting, this is because by extension we are reducing the cost of house rent. By the time we build befitting offices, we will vacate the houses thereby making the society to have surplus houses.”
According to the commissioner, the relocation will not only increase the savings of government, but will reduce cost of housing for residents amidst growing population.
“We envisage quick and rapid development in terms of Housing in Gombe state. Our governor has the vision of providing befitting offices for Ministries Departments and Agencies as well as to accommodate the influx of people from different parts of the North East.
“Gombe state is relatively peaceful people from other parts of the region are coming. Exactly why our facilities are over stretched,” Kupto added.