In line with its promise to provide a conducive atmosphere for workers across the country as engine room for good governance, the federal government through the Mortgage Bank of Nigeria, FMBN, has flagged-off a one hundred units affordable housing delivery for federal civil servants in Nasarawastate.
Performing the ceremony, Managing Director and Chief Executive, Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria, Arch. Ahmad Dangiwa said the occasion was symbolic of government’s commencement of the housing programme.
“Let me confirm to all of us here that what we are witnessing today is the kick-start of series of ground breaking ceremonies for the commencement of housing projects for Nigerian workers,” Dangiwa said.
He said the beneficiaries of the housing units are government workers who are contributors to the National Housing Fund, NHF, under the National Affordable Housing Scheme Programme, NAHDEP.
“Furthermore, the categories of the housing units range between three, two and one bedroom bungalows semi-detached and blocks of flats with strong focus on affordability and adjustment to suit the location peculiarities,” he added.
He promised that the project would be completed within six months as each unit would cost between three, five and eight million Naira respectively with payment duration of 30 years.
While appreciating the efforts of the federal government and the Mortgage Bank’s commitments toward ensuring the success of the housing units, Nasarawa state Governor Umar Al-Makura described it as one of the projects workers will never forget in the hurry.
“We as government and people salute the courage of APC administration under President Muhammadu Buhari for these laudable projects which are in collaboration with FMBN for choosing Nasarawa state as reference point,” the governor said.
In his speech at the occasion, the National President of Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC, Comrade Ayuba Waba expressed gladness in the housing project that would provide roofs for Nigerian workers.
Waba assured that the NLC will not rest on its oars until workers are given their rights and benefits, asserting that the project will solve workers housing challenges if implemented effectively.
Salamatu Al-makura sues for peace
From Suleiman Lawal, Lafia
The wife of Nasarawa State Governor, Hajiya Salamatu Al-Makura has sued for peace and unity among all the diverse ethnic groups in the state.
She made this known in an interview with The Triumph in her office, Shendam Road Lafia recently.
Hajiya Salamatu described peace and unity as panacea for the meaningful development of every society, just as she noted that violence is a weapon of destruction.
“As I am talking to you now, a lot of families have suffered various degrees of misfortune as a result of communal, religious and political crises during which many lives were lost and this is uncalled for,” she retorted.
The Nasarawa state first lady said that there is need for all to come together and map out strategies on how to achieve peace and unity among all so as to foster unity in all ramifications.
On child education, Mrs. Al-Makura called on parents to consider girl-child education as their topmost priority.
“As the adage goes: if you educate a female child you automatically educate the entire society,” she said.
“Now that state governments have declared free education for all children in the state, parents have no reason what-so-ever to deny girl-child access to both Western and religious education,” she warned.
She used the platform to appeal to people of Nasarawa and Nigeria as a whole to vote for President Muhammadu Buhari in the next presidential election for continuity so that he can deliver the country for better tomorrow, just as she called on citizens of the state to vote for Al-Makura as Senator to represent Southern Senatorial District and all other APC candidates in 2019.