The Executive Secretary, Federal Government Staff Housing Loans Board, Dr (Mrs) Hannatu Adamu Fika has been honoured with a public service award at the opening ceremony of 13th Abuja International Housing Show on Tuesday at International Conference Center Abuja.
Hannatu Adamu Fika is a seasoned bureaucrat, and has served in different ranking capacities in the Federal Civil Service of Nigeria until she became the Executive Secretary, Federal Government Staff Housing Loans Board.
In this position, she partnered with local and international social housing developers to address the housing needs of middle and low income federal Public Servants.
She introduced several home ownership initiatives for workers including buyback of loan policy; rent to own initiative; home renovation loan in partnership with the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN).
She is one of the pioneer initiators of the FISH programme, an integrated staff housing program anchored by the Head of Service (HoS).
She also recently initiated a partnership with Nigeria Mortgage Refinance Company (NMRC) to refinance the active mortgages of the board in order to increase the mortgage opportunities available to public servants.
Abuja International Housing Show is Africa’s largest housing and construction event for stakeholders to learn, network, exhibit and make sales.
By Ojonugwa Felix Ugboja
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