Housing Loan: FG Disburses N16bn To Civil Servants

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The Federal government has disbursed over N16 billion as housing loans to civil servants between 2009 till date, Executive Secretary, Federal Government Housing Loans Board, Dr. Hannatu Adamu Fika has said.

Speaking in Abuja at a training programme on mortgage loan administration and management, which was organised in collaboration with the Knowledge Factory International (KFI), United Kingdom, she said there was the desire to promote an effective and efficient public service housing loan scheme which is driven by competent and knowledgeable officers.

According to her, demand for a robust housing loan scheme for public servants had been on the increase since government had refrained from direct provision of houses for its teeming workforce.

Adamu Fika said the office of the Head of Service of the Federation had over the past few years continued to give priority to training as core vehicle efficient and effective service delivery as a means for sustainable transformational initiatives.

“To meet the challenges of modern public service, organisations should expose their workforce to developmental programmes that seek to equip them with strategic tools, skills and competences.”

The workshop, which is the first of its kind in the country, was aimed at empowering and facilitating knowledge transfer to civil servants in the country on transforming the public service through best practice mortgage loans administration for affordable public housing.

It also focused on the importance of developing and transforming the public service that is geared towards implementing the housing policies of the federal government including the recent housing policy which was approved by the Federal Executive Council (FEC) in 2012.