The Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola SAN, has inaugurated three executive directors of the Federal Housing Authority (FHA) with a call on them to live up to expectations in the discharge of their duties.
This was disclosed in a statement signed by the Director Press and Public Relations of the ministry, Mrs. Boade Akinola on Tuesday, November 16, 2021.
TheFact Nigeria gathered that the average Nigerian consider’s the government’s housing scheme as expensive.
Fashola urged the new directors to avail themselves to the task ahead and work diligently to achieve them. He listed the tasks as; Estate development, Housing development and maintenance of the existing estates of Federal Housing Authority.
He noted that it was imperative to ascertain all the assets owned by the Authority as this would enable Federal Government meet the housing needs of the citizenry.
The Minister said, “The FHA has been repositioned to serve Nigerians in the area of housing delivery. We have taken steps to reposition the Federal Housing Authority to further deepen its ability to deliver service to Nigerians in terms of housing. One of the first thing that we did was to get Mr. President to approve the appointment of additional three executive directors which inauguration we do today.
“The board used to have two executive directors but to achieve improved service delivery and asset maintenance, a recommendation and Presidential approval was sought to increase the number”, he explained.
The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Mr Babangida Hussaini , encouraged the FHA directors to work together, to re-organize and improve service delivery to Nigerians in terms of housing delivery.
Responding on behalf of the newly inaugurated Directors, Mrs Hauwa Babakobi, the Executive Director, Estates Services pledged their readiness to work actively and effectively as a team towards the realization of thee objectives of the Federal Housing Authority.
The newly inaugurated directors were; Mrs Hauwa Babakobi Mohammed as the Executive Director, Estate Services, Mrs. Adama Kure as the Executive Director, Housing and Finance and Engineer Chinoso Sam Omole as Executive Director Project Implementation.
The Executive directors are responsible for planning, and coordination of operational activities for their organisation, formulating policies and strategies to meet goals of the organisation.
The FHA is a key agency under the supervision of the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing, charged with the responsibility for the preparation of proposals for National Housing Programmes; execution of such housing programmes as may be approved by Government, and development and management of real estates on both commercial and profitable basis in all states of the Federation.