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Cross River, Irish Investors Seal Deal For 5,000 Housing Units

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BEVERLY HILLS, August 20, (THEWILL) – Barely two weeks after Cross River State governor, Senator Ben Ayade, led a trade delegation to Republic of Ireland, property developers from that country have arrived State to concretise a partnership deal to build about 5,000 modular homes in the state.

Already, modalities have been worked out between the State Government and an Irish building firm, Affordable Building Concept International, to build affordable houses across the state in its effort to develop new cities.

Governor Ayade, while receiving the team in Calabar which he described as “specialists in affordable housing scheme” explained that their presence was a follow up to an earlier discussion held in Dublin on the plans by his administration to provide affordable but comfortable shelter for the poor and unemployed in the state.

While reiterating his passion for the scheme, Ayade noted that “There is no amount of value you can give to mankind that will be enough if he is dehumanised by lack of shelter. The investors will come with their technology and expertise and set up a factory where low cost housing will be designed off site and the houses set up in less than three days.”

He further explained that the houses will be in three categories to cater for the needs and taste of the people who will key into the ambition of the government to create a new city in each of the local government area while that of Calabar will be called “Calas Vegas”.

Ayade disclosed that they would be mindful of the natural endowment of the environment where the houses will be located.

Earlier, the leader and chairman of Affordable Building Concept International, Mr. Desmond Cullinane, disclosed that their visit was a continuation of an earlier one made by Ayade to Dublin and expressed optimism that they would achieve some measure of success in the state.

The Irish investors later visited Summit Hills, where UAC is currently building housing estate of various categories known as Golf Estate.