Private Developer Begin 260-Unit Rockville Garden Estate in Abuja

By Nkechi Onyedika-Ugoeze and Cornelius Essen

Abuja — Faced with dwindling revenue due to government's withdrawal of funding and growing housing demand, the Federal Housing Authority (FHA) has entered into a partnership with a private developer for construction of 260 housing units in Guzape District, Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The Rockville Garden Estate would epitomize a real smart community comprising 260 houses on the rocks, made up of detached duplexes, twin duplexes, terrace houses, two bedrooms and one bedroom luxury apartments.

Coming as a partnership between FHA and Bauhaus International Limited, the project is expected to be completed within 30 months. Federal Housing Authority Managing Director, Prof Mohammed Al-Amin said that the authority intends to achieve greater efficiency in housing delivery, encourage the use of modern technology and injection of private sector funding into the sector.