About 5,635 civil servants would benefit from first phase of the Federal Government Housing Scheme.
The Head of Civil Service of the Federation (HOS) Winifred Oyo-Ita stated this in a statement on Thursday.
The statement by signed by Assistant Director, Media Relations, HOS office, Mohammed Manga said the scheme was to address housing challenges in the country.
The HOS office urged civil servants to take advantage of the N13 billion Civil Servants Mortgage Loan Refinancing Scheme recently launched by the Federal Government.
She said the housing scheme was one of initiatives of President Muhammadu Buhari to put smiles on faces of Federal Civil Servants to enhance efficient service delivery.
Oyo-Ita said the scheme was being executed in collaboration with Federal Government Staff Housing Loans Board, Federal Integrated Staff Housing (FISH) Programme and Nigeria Mortgage Refinance Company Plc (NMIC).
“The government has in recognition of importance of housing earmarked N40 billion in the 2016 budget for the implementation
of a comprehensive housing scheme. The Federal Civil Service workforce play an important role in nurturing and developing our nation. So, it is only fair that those who serve the country can be afforded the opportunity to own their houses,” Oyo-Ita said.
Meanwhile, Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Information and Culture, Ayetunde Adesugba, said that the housing scheme for workers is an assurance from the present administration that change has come to stay.
She, therefore, urged workers to reciprocate good intention of the present administration by ensuring effective and efficient service delivery.
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