In a gift to his people on the UAE glorious national day, President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan announce on Saturday the launch of a new housing programme that aims to build 10,000 housing units throughout all regions of the emirates. “It is our belief that housing forms the basis of psychological, social and economic stability for local families and so it is within our constant remit to provide a suitable lifestyle for all our citizens. The Follow-up Committee, formed by our direct order, will immediately co-ordinate with the federal and local authorities concerned in order to speed up this project\'s implementation. It will achieve its goals by creating conditions that will help members of our community to flourish in a healthy family environment,” the President said in his address to the nation on the occasion of the UAE\'s 41st national day. Sheikh Khalifa also gave instructions for developing the abilities of the young workforce. “We directed that a committee be established, under the direct supervision of the Cabinet. One of its main responsibilities is that of Emiratisation in both the public and private sectors, through enactment of the laws that guarantee jobs for citizens. The Committee will also be responsible for encouraging co-operation with the private sector to train Emiratis and provide them with the knowledge and experience they need, thereby increasing employment opportunities for the national cadre.” “December 2, which we celebrate on Sunday as the 41st National Day, marks a great occasion on which to enhance the culture of citizenry, deepen our love for our nation, confirm our enduring loyalty and strengthen cohesion and communication between the people and its leadership. On this historic day, we recall, with gratitude, the efforts of our founding father, the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, and his late brothers the members of the Supreme Council, whose unstinting efforts led to the upholding of the principles of a country of which we are all proud and defend its sovereignty. We pray that their souls may rest in peace. “Our union is the safety valve of our country and our unity is the strong shield of our glorious achievements; in fact, it is the source of our unyielding strength. As we mark the 41st anniversary of the founding of our nation, we must reiterate that the security of our country is sacred and that any attempts to tamper with it shall be viewed as crossing the line,” he emphasised. Sheikh Khalifa congratulated His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and Their Highnesses the Members of the Supreme Council and Rulers of the Emirates, who have shouldered enormous national responsibilities in order to maintain our country\'s achievements and to build for it a prosperous future.