The Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN) has between April 2017 and March 2019, disbursed mortgage loans totaling N58 billion.
A statement signed by Mrs. Zubaida Umar Group Head, Corporate Communications, FMBN said the amount covers the provision of National Housing Fund (NHF) Mortgage Loans to 3,171 Nigerian workers valued at N22.3bn, Home Renovation Loans valued at N16.9 billion to 20,429 Nigerian workers, Estate Development Loans valued at N13.6 billion, Cooperative Development Loans totaling N2.7 billion and Ministerial Pilot Housing Scheme Project at N2.5 billion.
The high level of loan disbursements, averaging N29 billion per annum she said “represents a significant increase in performance in comparison to the N152 billion, which the bank had given out over a 24-year period at an average of N6.3 billion per annum (1992 – April 2017).”
Additionally, the FMBN also posted strong performance in the processing of applications for refund of contributions to the National Housing Fund (NHF) by workers who have retired from service. “The company successfully processed 120,759 NHF refund cases and paid out a total of N16.5 billion between April 2017 and March 2019. The amount, which the Management has recorded in terms of NHF refunds in about 24 months, exceeds the total of N10.8 billion recorded between 1992 and April 2017, when the current Management took office” the statement read.
Furthermore, the FMBN within the period funded the construction of 6,538 housing units across the country.
Speaking on the development, the MD/CE FMBN, Arc. Ahmed M. Dangiwa stated that the results reflect the passion of Management to reposition the FMBN on the path of greater impact, responsiveness, and professionalism.
In his words “the remarkable results that we have been able to achieve in about two years since we were appointed to run the affairs of the Bank. They demonstrate our determination to justify the confidence of President Muhammadu Buhari in our capacity to reform the FMBN as an effective tool in the hands of government to tackle the lingering housing deficit. The FMBN remains the best route to affordable homeownership for the Nigerian worker and we seek the support of all housing industry stakeholders in our bid to transform and reposition it to deliver on its mandate of providing affordable social housing”