President Muhammadu Buhari has formally launched a comprehensive housing scheme for federal workers tagged Federal Civil Servants Housing Scheme (FISH).
Speaking at the Ground Breaking Ceremony at the Apo Tafyi District Abuja, the President said the initiative of the office of the Head of Head Civil Service of the Federation is commendable as it would afford workers leverage to optimise their service output.
He said the government is targeting about 5000 housing units in all the states withing three years.
“I, therefore, urged the workers to re-dedicate themselves to service and contribute to good governance. This government is committed to workers welfare,” President Buhari represented by the Minister of State Power, Works and Housing Mustapaha Baba Shehu said.
Chairman of the occasion and President of the Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, represented by the Executive Director Dangote Group Engr. Mansur Ahmed said the government and the organised private sector must continue to collaborate not only to build structure, but to also build other national values and maintain existing structures to stimulate national development.
Dangote said as the civil servants are mother of all institutions and that if civil service works, other institutions would work well too.
While saying that Nigeria economy would soon pick up and continue to grow, the business mogul noted that the presence of all the federal permanent secretaries at the event indicate that the scheme would fully achieve its aim.