On Tuesday, August 1, 2023, the Nigerian Senate in Abuja screened Arc. Ahmed Musa Dangiwa from Katsina State as a minister nominated by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR to serve in his administration. Here are six things that you need to know about him.

  1. A Man of Experience and Expertise: Ahmed Musa Dangiwa, hails from Katsina State. He is a highly regarded gentleman, competent administrator, and accomplished technocrat. With over 30 years of experience in real estate, mortgage financing, and housing development across both private and public sectors, as well as academia, his appointment as a ministerial nominee brings a wealth of knowledge to the Tinubu cabinet.
  2. FMBN Reformer and Performer: As the former MD/CEO of the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN), Arc. Dangiwa championed historic reforms that reshaped the institution. Under his leadership, the FMBN transitioned towards transparency, profitability, efficiency, innovation, and a greater social housing impact. Here are key highlights:
  • Unmatched Results: During his five-year term at FMBN, from April 2017 to April 2022, Arc. Ahmed Musa Dangiwa implemented a strategic roadmap of reforms that yielded unmatched results, beating all Corporate Performance Indices since the bank’s establishment. Here are some highlights:
  • Historic Mobilization of Funds to NHF Scheme: He mobilized N279 billion in additional contributions to the National Housing Fund (NHF) Scheme. Before his tenure, only N232 billion had accrued to the NHF Scheme over a 25-year period, but Arc. Dangiwa’s efforts resulted in N55.8 billion annually.
  • Record Disbursements: Dangiwa’s leadership led to a record disbursement of N175 billion in affordable housing loans and construction finance. This facilitated the provision of affordable single-digit home loans and the construction of quality houses in collaboration with reputable developers nationwide.
  • Speedy NHF Refunds to Retirees: He also tackled the backlog of untreated applications for refund within the NHF Scheme, ensuring speedy processing of N39.5 billion in refunds to 247,521 retired NHF contributors.
  1. Champion of Affordable Housing: Under his guidance, the FMBN introduced several initiatives to enhance the affordability of housing products. These included the downward review of equity requirements for FMBN housing loans, innovative housing products like the rent-to-own scheme, and the diaspora mortgage loan.
  2. Strategic Planner: Dangiwa spearheaded the development of a comprehensive five-year strategy plan for FMBN, aiming to deliver 100,000 housing units annually and grow NHF annual collections from N50 billion to over N300 billion.
  3. Digital Transformation Leader: He led a digital transformation plan for FMBN, increasing transparency and accountability in NHF operations through mobile platforms and online access for NHF contributors.
  4. A Proven Politician: Aside from his professional accomplishments, Arc. Ahmed Musa Dangiwa showcased his political prowess by leading the Tinubu/Dikko Campaign Council, delivering significant victories for APC in the 2023 general elections in Katsina State.

With a stellar profile of achievements at FMBN and a track record of dedication, expertise, and loyalty, Arc. Ahmed Musa Dangiwa is poised to contribute significantly to President Ahmed Bola Tinubu’s vision for a prosperous Nigeria that works for all.