The Coordinator, Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria, in Yobe, Abdu Goni, has said the bank has disbursed N114,500,000.00 as home renovation loan to 139 staff of Federal Medical Centre, Nguru.
The coordinator disclosed this yesterday while presenting cheques to the beneficiaries in Damaturu.
He said the loan, which is under the bank’s Home Renovation Loan scheme, followed a Memorandum of Understanding MoU) signed with their employers.
Goni explained that the loan has six percent interest rate and is repayable in five years.
“Already federal government employees in 35 states of the federation and the FCT have benefited with exception of Yobe state.
“Contributors can borrow from one naira up to N1 million to renovate their homes. We solicit Yobe state government’s cooperation and understanding toward assisting and encouraging the employees who are contributing to the NHF scheme to also benefit from this window,” he appealed.
He commended the administration of governor Gaidam for according priority to welfare of its workers in terms of prompt payment of salary and gratuity and allocation of houses on owner-occupier basis.
Earlier, the special guest of honour, Governor Ibrahim Gaidam, who was represented by Permanent Secretary, Establishment, Bukar Dapchi said the government would look into the issues raised with a view to assisting its workers benefit from the loan.