Nigerian Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has inaugurated Executive Directors of the Federal Housing Authority (FHA) with a call on them to live up to expectations in the discharge of their duties.
The inauguration of the three which Executive Directors was done at the main Conference room at the headquarters of the Ministry in Mabushi, Abuja, Tuesday November 16th, 2021, brings to five the number of Exevutive Director of FHA.
He further explained that having a list of all the assets belonging to Federal Housing Authority would enable Federal Government 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 thing 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, Babangida Hussaini, encouraged the FHA directors to work together, to re-organize 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 thee objectives of the Federal Housing Authority.
The newly inaugurated directors were; 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 Executive Director Project Implementation.
The new board has captured the six geo-political zones of Nigeria; it is gender friendly and an assembly of brilliant Nigerians who have vast experiences in various aspects of sectors.
Among others, the Executive directors are responsible for planning, and coordination of operational activities for their organization and are responsible for fornulating policies and strategies to meet goals of the organization.
The FHA is a key agency under the supervision of the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing, charged with the responsibility for the preparation of proposals for National Housing Programmes; execution of such housing programmes as may be approved by Government, and development and management of real estates on both commercial and profitable basis in all states of the Federation.