The Federal Government through the office of the Head of Service (HOS) has entered into an agreement with a housing developer, Brains and Hammers to build at least 3,000 housing units in 72 hectares of land located in Bwari, Abuja.
The housing units which are to be completed within 6 months is to enable the civil servants acquire their own houses with ease.
The HOS, Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita explained after a meeting with the developers in Abuja, that the initiative will, ‘’serve an economic multiplier effect on the people as skilled and semi-skilled labour will be engaged, while schools, hospitality industry and hospitals will grow in such environment’’.
She called on civil servants who are contributors to the National Housing Funds to use the opportunity to own their houses.
She disclosed that no fewer than 8000 Federal Civil Servants has so far signalled interest in the Federal government Integrated Staff Housing (FISH) programme put in place by President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to build affordable houses for Nigerians.
According to her, those that have shown interest have also paid a deposit of N1000 each in the first stage of meeting the requirements for acquisition of the low-cost houses.
Originally published in The Guardian