Babatunde Fashola inaugurates 3 more directors for FHA, tasks them on improved service


Babatunde Fashola inaugurates 3 more directors for FHA, tasks them on improved service

The Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, on Tuesday in Abuja inaugurated three more executive directors of the Federal Housing Authority (FHA) with a call on them to live up to expectations in the discharge of their duties towards improved administration of the sector.

This brings to five the number of executive directors of FHA.

The Summit Post reports that at the instance of the Ministry of Works and Housing, President Muhammadu Buhari recently approved the expansion of FHA Management as part of the reforms intended to address the acute housing shortfall the country is said to be experiencing at the moment.

The new structure of the Authority has the following departments: Estate Services, Housing Finance and Accounts, Management Services, Project Implementation, and Research and Innovation Development.

Urging the new directors to vigorously avail themselves to the task ahead and work diligently to achieve them, Fashola itemised the tasks to include: estate development, housing development and maintenance of the existing estates of Federal Housing Authority,  stressing that it was imperative to ascertain all the assets owned by the Authority.

In a statement by the Director, Press and Public Relations, Ministry of Works and Housing, Boade Akinola, the Minister stressed that having a list of all the assets belonging to FHA would enable the federal government to meet the housing needs of Nigerians.

The Minister said, “The FHA has been repositioned to serve Nigerians in the area of housing delivery. We have taken steps to reposition the Federal Housing Authority to further deepen its ability to deliver service to  Nigerians in terms of housing. One of the first things that we did was to get Mr President to approve the appointment of additional three executive directors which inauguration we do today.

“The board used to have two executive directors but to achieve improved service delivery and asset maintenance, a recommendation and Presidential approval was sought to increase the number,” he said.

Earlier in his remarks, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Mr Babangida Hussaini, encouraged the FHA directors to work together, re-organise and improve service delivery to Nigerians in terms of housing delivery.

Responding on behalf of the newly inaugurated directors, Mrs Hauwa Babakobi, the Executive Director, Estates Services, pledged their readiness to work actively and effectively as a team towards the realization of the objectives of the Federal Housing Authority.

The newly inaugurated directors are Mrs Hauwa Babakobi Mohammed as the Executive Director, Estate Services, Mrs Adama Kure as the Executive Director, Housing and Finance and Engineer Chinoso Sam Omole as the Executive Director,  Project Implementation.

Among others, the Executive directors are responsible for planning and coordinating operational activities for their organisation as well as for formulating policies and strategies to meet the goals of the organisation.

The FHA is a key agency under the supervision of the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing, charged with the responsibility of preparing proposals for national housing programmes; execution of such housing programmes as may be approved by the government, and development and management of the real estate in all states of the federation.

Babatunde Fashola inaugurates 3 more directors for FHA, tasks them on improved service


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