FG committed to delivering affordable housing to civil servants – HoS

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By Emmanuel Obisue

Federal Government has reiterated its commitment to provide affordable homes for civil servants.

This assurance was given by Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Dr Folashade Yemi-Esan who said this will be achieved through the Federal Integrated Staff Housing, FISH programme, in line with pillar 6 of the Federal Civil Service Strategy and Implementation plan 2021-2025, FCCSIP-25.

Speaking on Thursday during a site inspection of the ongoing construction of 116 housing units of two-bedroom semi-detached bungalows at Gwagwalada for civil servants, Yemi-Esan called on all contractors involved in making the project habitable to expedite action on the provision of electricity, water, and internal road network in the housing estate.

The Estate, which is fully funded by the Federal Government Staff Housing Loans Board, FGSHLB and being constructed, in partnership with some Real Estate Developers, is projected to be commissioned in June as part of activities to mark the 2024 Civil Service Week, a statement by M. A. Ahmed, the OHCSF’s Director of Communications said.

“The commissioning of the FISH Estate will be a testament of the present Administration’s pledge towards improving the welfare and well-being of Civil Servants, in tandem with its Strategic Plan,” the statement added.