A call has gone to the Federal Housing Authority and the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria(FMBN) to ensure that civil servants who contribute to the housing fund benefit from their monthly contributions to the housing scheme.
The Rivers State Deputy Governor, Dr Ipalibo HarryBanigo gave the charge last Monday, at the ground breaking ceremony of the Southern Dale Estate in Elelenwo in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of the State.
The Deputy Governor who spoke through a Director in her office, observed that Civil servants in the state are yet to benefit from the Federal Mortgage Scheme in spite of their contributions to the housing funds on a monthly basis.
She hinted that the state government is prepared to partner with private organisations particularly indigenous organisations and commended the initiative to embark on construction of Southern Dale Estates.
On his part, the Chief Executive Officer, Federal Housing Authority, Atiku Awah, noted that the estate, with 45 apartments, would create 360 jobs with an average of N100 million in circulation with the Elelenwo Community and its environs as the immediate beneficiaries.
Awah commended the state governor, Chief Nyesom Wike,for creating the enabling environment for businesses to thrive in the state, saying it would improve the revenue base of the state.
In his remarks, the President, Port Harcourt Chambers of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (PHACCIMA), Dr Emi Membere-Otaji, said the emergence of the indigenous estate would boost economic activities in the area.
By: Tonye Nria-Dappa.