By Aaron Ossai
A member of the House of Representatives, representing Ndokwa/Ukwani Federal Constituency of Delta state, Hon. Nnamdi Ezechi has expressed concern about non remittance monies deducted from civil servants to the National Housing Fund, NHF.
He also expressed disappointment in the way and manner workers’ investment in the National Housing Fund was manipulated by their handlers saying that it was more worrisome when the National Insurance Commission (NICON) could not show evidence of Insurance companies who were in default of remitting workers’ investment to the Federal Mortgage Bank.
The federal lawmaker recalled that in 2019 alone, 54 companies did not remit the sum of N267 billion civil servants’ investment to the NHF stressing that the issue of non-remittance of workers’ NHF contributions is not something to joke with and assured that the Committee will get to the bottom of the matter.
Hon. Ezechi who is a member of the Ad-hoc Committee investigating the non-remittance to the National Housing Fund (NHF) and utilization of the funds since 2011, reveals how the Committee intensified efforts to rejuvenate the anomalies in the public sector and also as a matter of urgency calls on the federal government to address the deteriorating situation of the Ndokwa nation.
“The purpose of the National Housing Fund which is the provision of affordable residential houses for Nigerians cannot be achieved by these types of inconsequential behavior of the handlers”, he said.
He expresses confidence in the Chairman of the Committee, Hon. Dachung Bagos and his capabilities and experience in handling the issues before the Committee, saying “I am confident that the Chairman, Hon. Dachung Bagos is experienced and has what it takes to achieve conceivable results.”
Ezechi further articulated his delight on the 10th Assembly that they will perform optimally and it will not be business as usual stressing that the Speaker, Hon. Tajudeen Abbas from inception has assured Nigerians that the 10th Assembly will not compromise on issues bothering on the good people of the country.
He stressed further that their Committee must investigate and make recommendations to the Speaker and expressed optimism that a highly sensitive issue like the NHF will not be swept under the carpet.
The Hon. Member who is from the oil and gas region derided the unimaginable neglect of the Ndokwa/Ukwuani Federal Constituency and as a matter of urgency called on the Federal government to intervene to ameliorate the already deteriorating situation of the people who are contributing immensely to the economy of the nation.