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A non-governmental organisation, the Environmental Ethics and Safety Corps (ESCORP), said it was partnering with a US-based company, Millenniumblok, to build 11,700 housing units of ‘green houses’ across the country.
Mr Emenike Eme, ESCORP’s Coordinator-General, made this known in Abuja, where he also revealed that the houses would be built from waste materials.
He said that the organisation had already entered into an agreement with the investors to build houses to address the housing needs of its marshals (staff).
Millenniumblok Company employs green technology to develop low cost, patented building blocks using recycled materials to fabricate strong, safe and efficient buildings.
“All we need to do is to talk to the government to provide the land and give the assurance that their investment is safe in the country. We are going to develop 500 housing units in each of the 22 states that we are currently working in, and 700 units in the FCT,” he said.
He further noted that the materials to be used for the project would be sourced from waste products, and as such, cheaper houses than those built with cement blocks would be delivered’’ he said.
Eme remarked that despite the nature of the materials that would be used, there would not be a compromise on quality.
He, therefore, called on the federal government to support the activities of ESCORP, noting that with this method, the government could equally create jobs in the environment sector.