Staffs of the University of Abuja will benefit from 200 units of houses funded by the bank through the Federal Government Ministerial Pilot Housing Scheme
The Managing Director, Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN), Arch. Ahmed Musa Dangiwa said the units of three, two and one bedroom apartments, constructed by Anthem Integrated Resources Limited would be delivered to the beneficiaries by November this year.
The beneficiaries are the senior staff of the varsity under the aegis of Abuja Senior Staff Cooperative Society.
In a statement signed by FMBN Unit Head, Public Affairs and Corporate Communications, Ahmed Kaoje, yesterday in Abuja, the inspection visit by the MD was part of efforts at completing all ongoing housing projects funded by the Bank
It reads in part: “What is interesting about the project is that off-takers are on ground, who are staff members of the University of Abuja under the cooperative society. He expressed satisfaction with the quality and level of work in the estate and directed the developer to complete the houses by November this year for subsequent mortgaging to the university community.”
Dangiwa urged the public to take advantage of the National Housing Fund (NHF) scheme to own their houses. According to him, the scheme is open to all Nigerians and is the most affordable mortgage facility in the country.
He reiterated the commitment of the Bank to deliver on its mandate of providing quality and affordable housing to low and medium income earners.
In his remarks, FMBN Executive Director, Business Development and Treasury Services, Alhaji Umar Abdullah called on the developer to maintain a high standard of work and deliver the houses on record time.
The President of University of Abuja Senior Staff Cooperative Society represented by the Financial Secretary Mr Samuel Osagie expressed appreciation to the Bank for locating the project at Gwagwalada and for giving the staff of the university opportunity to own the houses.
He confirmed that the cooperative has begun the profiling of interested members to enable them to access the houses.
The Project Consultant, Alhaji Mukhtar Abdullahi assured the Bank that the firm would keep to the completion time and maintained the project is of high-quality standard.
Source: The Nation