Senator Gbenga Ashafa, the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Housing Authority (FHA), has expressed his commitment to fulfilling the directive set by Arch. Ahmed Musa Dangiwa, the Minister of Housing and Urban Development which is providing an increased number of affordable housing options to the large population of Nigerians, particularly those with lower incomes.
The minister who is the supervisory authority to FHA had on Thursday while speaking at the opening day of FHA Golden Jubilee Celebration at the International Conference Centre (ICC) Abuja, said FHA has not done well in the delivery of houses and therefore should use the next 50 years to deliver more houses to Nigerians.
He said under the Renewed Hope Agenda of Tinubu, he wants to see FHA wake up to its responsibilities just as he demanded that in the next 50 years, FHA must deliver millions of houses to Nigerians especially the middle and low income earners, pointing out that affordable houses are fundamental rights of Nigerians.
The Minister therefore tasked FHA to build many houses, sell them and make profits.
However, Ashafa has taken up this challenge as he has pledged the Authority will work harder by exploring all avenues to meet the expectations of Nigerians in the delivery of affordable houses to them.
In his Closing Remarks on Friday, the last day of the Two-Day Golden Jubilee Celebration Symposium at ICC Abuja, Ashafa said the entire management of FHA has resolved to double their efforts to achieve the target set for them by the supervising Minister of Housing and Urban Development to deliver more affordable houses for Nigerians.
Said he: “I want to congratulate all of us in FHA for the Golden Jubilee Celebration. I know that we have done well in the past 50 years but like the Honourable Minister of Housing and Urban Development said on Thursday, FHA has not met the expectations of many Nigerians by providing as many affordable houses as expected of the Authority in the past 50 years.
“Now, I want us to use the knowledge we got from all the experts that we featured in this programme to enrich our own knowledge and expand our frontiers. We now know we can explore many avenues to achieve greater success meet the target set for us by the Minister”.
The FHA boss also described the event as a big success, thanking all the invited dignitaries and Resource Persons for honouring his invitation.
Source: Prompt News Online