The Director General, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brigadier General Muhammad Fadah has said that his utmost desire was for his staff to have houses of their own before retirement.
NYSC Director, Press and Public Relations, Eddy Megwa disclosed this in a statement issued on Tuesday, September 13, 2022.
The statement explained that the NYSC Helmsman made his desire known when he paid a courtesy visit to the Managing Director (MD) of the Federal Housing Authority (FHA) Mortgage Bank, Hayatudeen Awwal in his office in Abuja.
General Fadah who expressed his appreciation for the support the bank had offered the Scheme in recent times added that his desire was that every staff of the Scheme have personal housing before retirement.
He urged the bank to put NYSC Officials in its priority list among its housing projects across the country.
The MD of FHA Mortgage Bank in his response stated that the bank had partnered several agencies on affordable housing for salary earners.
He commended the National Youth Service Corps for posting Corps Members outside their States of Origin adding that it has exposed graduate youths of Nigerian origin to other cultures outside their own cultural backgrounds.
He also lauded the contributions of the Scheme to national unity and integration and also for empowering Corps Members through the Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development programme.
“We have been following your footsteps and you have been performing excellently”, he said.
Hayatudeen added that the FHA was interested in providing affordable housing to civil servants.
“We have available houses and we will give you houses right from Abuja. Just give us people that are eligible and meet our checklist and we will give them houses.
“We have different types in Zuba, Bwari and Lugbe in Abuja. We also have in Kano, Kaduna, Lagos, Ogun, Delta, Port-Harcourt, Sokoto, Jos, Bauchi, Nasarawa States”, he said.
Meanwhile the two organisations have started working out the modalities to actualize the payment process and subsequent house allocation to qualified staff.