Speaking at the unilag town hall meeting yesterday, presidential aspirant for the AAC party, omoyele Sowore said
“What I propose is to put aside $3.6 billion and we’ll turn this country into a construction site.
“We’re in need of 17 million homes, over 80 million Nigerians are without homes. We need to set the standard that an average of five Nigerians should be entitled to a house: a father, a mother, and at least three kids.”
N100,000 minimum wage for workers to afford houses
Speaking further on how to ensure that Nigerians have access to affordable homes, the Sahara Reporters publisher said he’ll increase the national minimum wage to N100,000 so that workers are able to afford houses.
“What I’m going to do is to increase the salary of an average worker to N100,000. I’m going to make sure that the average Nigerian worker can get N2 million mortgage loan.
“We have to have a policy where we prioritise mortgage for low income workers and the best way to do it is to give them a minimum wage that’s a living wage,” he said.
He noted that parts of the problem with Nigeria’s housing sector is the lack of proper documentation and transparent land registry system that would expose the fact that only a few people own all the land in the country.
He promised that housing would be a fundamental human right under his administration, and urged Nigerians to stop voting for leaders who deny them of shelter.
“It’s very important to tell Nigerians that we can build Nigeria out of poverty,” he said.