ABUJA: STAFF of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) are poised to benefit from a major housing scheme the agency has unveiled.
A total of 20 000 houses will be constructed following the launch of the scheme in Abuja.
Speaking during the occasion, Corps Marshal And Chief Executive of FRSC, Boboye Oyeyemi, said the houses were planned for staff across the country.
He said the housing project was a practical demonstration of the Agency Management to address the housing needs of staff, most of who serve FRSC meritoriously, but would retire with little or no prospect of owning their own personal houses after the service years.
He said the “One staff, One House” project was a well thought out policy on staff welfare.
“I am committed to pursuing it to its logical conclusion because, I am convinced that its success would tackle the huge apathy that staff suffer for lack of decent accommodation after retirement,” Oyeyemi said.
“While I acknowledge the commitment of the past leadership towards staff house ownership, I have no doubt that the solution lies with a holistic programme that could give every member of the Corps hope of owning his own house and making payment over a long period of time,” he said.
The Corps Marshal added that the management was inspired by the transformation agenda of the present administration in its policy of providing decent and affordable houses to majority of Nigerians.
He said that the policy focus had been demonstrated through the various reforms carried out by the Federal Government in Mortgage Institutions as well as restructuring of the National Housing Fund to make it possible for staff who contributes to the fund to access money to finance their housing projects.
He thanks the Federal Government for providing the enabling environment for the conceptualization of this policy.
“I assure you that I am fully committed to its realization, and all hands are deck to ensure that the project is successfully delivered to the staff as planned,” Oyeyemi said.
SOURCE: CAJ NEWS AGENCY