Hon Musa Isah Kanko, Niger State Commissioner for Land and Housing

The newly appointed Commissioner for Niger State Ministry of Land and Housing, Hon. Musa Isah Kanko, has appealed to the people of the state to exercise some level of patience with the present administration as it has a lot in stock for the betterment of all.

The commissioner who made the appeal while receiving handover notes from the permanent secretary during the brief ceremony in his office, explained that he will ensure that the ministry redeemed its image.

“We intends to move the ministry to a greater height, we want to redeem its image, to improve processes and procedures of doing things better than it used to be”.

“We intend to improve on the area of urban planning and development. The ministry is ready to partner with other agencies in order to fulfill the housing needs of the people, especially civil servants”, he added.

Hon Musa Kanko said from the briefing he had so far, the major challenge of the ministry was inadequate funds, stressing that as one of the revenue earners of the government, he had already put in motion necessary frameworks for the government to allow it retain some certain percentage of revenue generated to be used by the ministry in order to keep the system going.

The commissioner also disclosed that there was a proposal for a layout to be carved out along Maitumbi-Maikunkele bypass to be used as housing estate, adding that state government approval was the only requirement for the work to start.

He solicited for the support and cooperation of the entire management and staff of the ministry to enable him executes its plans.

The occasion was attended by the permanent secretary Mohammed Danladi Musa, General Managers of agencies under the ministry, directors, heads of department and some staff members.