Cross River State Governor, Prof. Ben Ayade has introduced a sustainable and affordable Housing Scheme for civil servants in the state.
The Head of Service, Mrs Geraldine Akpet-Ekanem, disclosed this in Calabar, the state capital on Monday during a meeting with Directors and Heads of Administration in the state’s civil service.
She said the meeting was to enable the government to gather the needed data for the take-off of the housing scheme.
“We want to ascertain the number of people that are interested to help us determine the actual number of houses to be built,” she said.
Mrs Akpet-Ekanem said that the governor was committed to the welfare of civil servants in the state and urged them to take advantage of the opportunity to make their retirement worthwhile.
She further disclosed that the housing scheme would include One bedroom, Two bedrooms, Three and Four bedroom flats to be situated across the three senatorial districts of the state.
The HoS added that the houses would be built in Yala and Obudu Local Government Areas for the Northern Senatorial District while others would be sited in Ikom and Yakurr Local Government Areas for the Central Senatorial District, and Tinapa Road and Jonathan Bypass in Calabar Municipality Local Government Area for the Southern Senatorial District.