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Housing Scheme: 16,000 Nigerian civil servants to benefit in 2017 – Head of Service

Housing Scheme: 16,000 Civil Servants to benefit in 2017 – Head of Service
The Office of Head of Service of the Federation has commenced allocation of 1,350 housing units to civil servants who formed the first batch of 16,000 civil servants that have indicated interest in owning a house under the Federal Integrated Staff Housing (FISH) program.

This was disclosed to newsmen by the Head of Service of the Federation, Winifred Oyoita in Abuja on February 2, 2017.

She said, “as at today, about 1,350 houses at various locations in Abuja and Lagos have been uploaded unto FISH program and allocation has commenced basically on first come first serve.”

The Head of Service added that more than 23,000 civil servants have registered as members under the FISH cooperative society to be eligible to benefit from the housing scheme.

She thanked the estate developers who are partnering with the government to make the program a reality and urged federal civil servants to take advantage of the scheme to own a home while in active service in order to improve their life after retirement.

In her words, “let me appeal to all of you that are gathered here today, that as critical stakeholders in the affordable housing delivery sub-sector, it behooves on all of us to find ways and means of solving the housing challenge in this country.

“I therefore, encourage federal civil servants to take advantage of this golden opportunity provided by FISH for home ownership while in service in order to improve their quality of life after retirement.”

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