The Federal Government has commissioned five housing estates built for public servants in the Federal Capital Territory as part of its corporate social responsibilities.
The estates were named after Ambassador Abu Obe, Stephen Oronsaye, Isa Bello Sali and Professor Olapo Afolabi, all former Heads of the Civil Service of the Federation while the fifth was named after Bukar Goni Aji.
At the commissioning ceremony of the estates financed by the Federal Government Staff Housing Loans Board, an agency in the Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, the Honourable Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Senator Bala Mohammed commended President Goodluck Jonathan for fulfilling his promise of providing additional funds for public servants to complete housing projects.
The completion of the project, he said, was made possible through the establishment of Nigeria Mortgage Refinance Company.
Mohammed, who was represented at the occasion by Engineer U.J. Jibril, encouraged the Federal Government Staff Housing Loans Board to explore the new housing policy for more funding of the public servants housing scheme.
The minister also appealed to the Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Alhaji Bukar Goni Aji to ensure that he secured a large expanse of land along Kubwa road which was provided by the Federal Capital Territory in 2011 for the provision of mass housing for workers in the FCT.
Alhaji Bukar Goni Aji thanked President Goodluck Jonathan for the giant strides in the promotion of welfare services to public servants, which he said “is a major component of the priority area of his administration.”
“Public Servants pledge their dedication and loyalty for better functional service delivery.”
He noted that several housing polices in the past had been instituted by successive administration, but were not achieved.