Ashafa set to revamp housing sector, hails Buhari over appointment
NEWSMAN, Abuja – Newly appointed Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Housing Authority of Nigeria, Senator Olugbenga Ashafa has promised to revamp the housing sector as he assumes office.
Ashafa disclosed this in a statement to The NEWSMAN. He commended President Muhammadu Buhari for his appointment and promised to work hand in glove with Works and Housing Minister, Babatunde Fashola.
Read his full statement below:
PRESS STATEMENT FROM THE NEWLY APPOINTED MANAGING DIRECTOR/CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF THE FEDERAL HOUSING AUTHORITY OF NIGERIA, SENATOR GBENGA B. ASHAFA
It is with the highest sense of responsibility and consciousness of the task ahead that I accept my appointment by His Excellency President Muhammadu Buahri to serve as the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Housing Authority of Nigeria.
My focus as Chief executive will be to ensure a vigorous implementation of the Federal Government’s housing policy which entails the provision of mass affordable housing for millions of Nigerians and the rejuvenation of the economy through the creation of meaningful jobs for millions of young Nigerians.
Needless to say, this task cannot be achieved without the cooperation of both the Government and the organized private sector. We are, however, fully determined to leverage on this important cooperation in order to create housing opportunities for many Nigerians while creating millions of jobs in order to stimulate the economy.
Worth acknowledging, also, is the quantum of work already done by the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing under the able leadership of His Excellency Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola SAN, the Federal Housing Authority and other complementary agencies in this regard.
I hereby look forward to working closely with the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing, the management and staff of the Federal Housing Authority, other relevant agencies and our partners from the private sector.
I remain grateful to His Excellency, President Muhamadu Buhari for the enormous confidence he has reposed in us by this appointment, while looking forward to a period of diligent service.
Thank you and God bless you.
Senator Gbenga B. Ashafa
Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer
Federal Housing Authority of Nigeria