BY GLORIA USMAN, ABUJA – The new management of the Federal Housing Authority on Thursday embarked on a tour the estates and project sites in Lugbe, the Federal Capital Territory.
Managing Director, FHA, Senator Gbenga Ashafa, who led the team on the visit, said the tour is to better equip the management with information of what is on ground.
According to Ashafa; “This tour is to give us a firsthand information about the activities of the Authority.
“Most of the issues on site would form the bulk of the problems that may come to our desks for attention. It is necessary we see these places because some of the issues that may arise here will be part of the problems we may be required to attend to.
“It is therefore good that we have come here to see things for ourselves, so that when they come to us, we will be in a good position to address them, having seen things physically,”Ashafa said.
The tour which started with a visit to the Mass Housing site in Zuba, where the Authority developed about 750 units of housing, also took the FHA management to Kado and Gwarimpa estates where three beneficiaries of the housing scheme in collaboration with FHA Mortgage Bank and Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria were handed the keys to their new homes.
Ashafa praised the staff of the Authority for quality work done on the buildings, saying; “’I must applaud the efforts of all the staff, for a very good job done in this site. I am really impressed with the calibre of professionals in FHA. What I am seeing here attests to that”.
Ashafa said that part of the mandate of the management given by President Muhammadu Buhari is to provide affordable housing for Nigerians.
He said; “The President has sent us here, not only to provide affordable housing for Nigerians, but to give them livable accommodation. So, the era of doing shoddy jobs are over”.