The Gombe State Government has approved the acquisition of the sum of Five Billion naira loan for the construction of one thousand housing units in the State.
Commissioner for information and Culture, Julius Lepez made the disclosure recently.
The loan, he said, is to be secured from the Family Housing Fund, famous for giving credit facilities to States across the country to address their housing deficit.
Lepez said that Council equally deliberated on land administration and master plan of Gombe metropolis where it noted that the planned integration of customary land title owners into Government layouts.
Julius Lepes told journalists recently that the Council also received an assessment report on the Billiri crisis detailing the number of properties destroyed and value attached to it.
He added that findings by the assessment committee on the crisis indicated that 41 houses were affected which are valued at Ninety four million six hundred thousand six hundred and sixty six naira.
He said in lieu of the assessment, Council has approved the payment of compensation to individuals who lost loved ones and properties.