Nigeria: 16,000 workers to benefit from FISH scheme

06 February 2017

The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (HoCSF), Winifred Oyo-Ita said about 16,000 Federal Civil Servants who participated in the Federal Integrated Staff Housing (FISH) Property Fair would benefit from the first phase of the mass housing scheme.

She also said that while over 23,000 federal workers have registered as members of the FISH Cooperative Society Limited, the 16,000 workers that participated in the fair had made their choices of the houses according to the discounted prices on preferred locations as displayed by the developers.

“As at today, about 1,350 houses at various locations in Abuja and Lagos have been uploaded onto the FISH program and allocations has commenced basically on ‘first come first served’,” Oyo-Ita said.

She said the FISH program is strategic initiative for massive housing delivery to federal civil servants, but is also a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) for housing delivery for federal workers, being driven by strategic partnerships involving relevant ministries, Extra-Ministerial Departments (MDAs) and National Pension Commission (PENCOM).

President of the Real Estate Development Association of Nigeria (REDAN) Mr. Ugochukwu Chime said the cost of infrastructure for the estates were added to the cost of the houses as the infrastructure was not provided free.

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