Buhari to Provide 180,000 Housing Units for Federal Workers By 2019

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buhariFederal Civil Servants would be provided 180,000 cost-effective and affordable housing by 2019, the Federal Government has said. Speaking in Abuja at the ground breaking ceremony of the Federal Civil Servants Housing Estate, Minister of State for Power, Works and Housing, Mustapha Baba Shehuri, said the Federal Integrated Staff Housing (FISH) programme, initiated by the Office of the Head of Service of the Federation, would address the welfare concerns of workers.

He said despite the allocation of N40 billion to housing in the 2016 budget, the Federal Housing Authority, taking cognisance of the resource constraints in the economy would implement the housing project under the Public-Private-Partnership policy of the administration.
In her remarks, the Head of Service of the Federation, Wilfred Ekanem Oyo-Ita, lamented a situation where federal workers lived in slums and unplanned settlements because of their inability to own houses or secure decent accommodation in a planned layout or city noting that it was imperative for workers to own houses in order improve on their performance.

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