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FMBN refunds N21bn housing fund to retirees

The Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN) said it has refunded over N21.4 billion National Housing Fund (NHF) to 216,650 retirees across the country.

The Managing Director, Arc. Ahmed Musa Dangiwa disclosed this yesterday in Abuja at the September 2018 Lunch Time Reform Seminar on “The Challenges Facing Civil Servants in Obtaining Loan from FMBN and how to Access Contributions on Retirement from the Civil Service.

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The Acting Director General, Bureau of Public Service Reforms (BPSR), Mr Dasuki Arabi who organised the forum said statistics show about 80 per cent of Nigerians are without adequate housing.

Dangiwa on his part said there are 22,653 registered organisations, 4,699,503 registered contributors, 1,110 cooperative societies and 21,853 cooperative members with the bank.

“We have a total of N185bn credit disbursement, construction of 26,002 housing units financed, 18,476 NHF mortgage loans granted to NHF contributors, 13,993 housing micro-loans of about N11.5bn disbursed. Over N21.4bn paid back to 216,650 retirees,” Dangiwa said.

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Dangiwa who listed some difficulties the bank was working to defeat said they include, accessing Title Documents, low earning capacity of civil servants, requirement for personal stake, loan processing delays from other mortgage banks and delays in processing of applications by FMBN.

Abbas Jimoh

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