NATIONAL Assembly has secured a
loan of $300 million for staff housing. It
is to build about 10,000 housing units on
various locations in the Federal Capital
Territory for its core staffers, legislative
aides and interested general public to
own.
The project which is spearheaded by
the Parliamentary Staff Association of
Nigeria, PASAN, but being coordinated
by Clerk of the National Assembly, Alhaji
Muhammed Ataba Sani-Omolori would
build various sizes of the housing units
totaling about 10,000 units.
Alhaji Sani-Omolori who assumed
office on August 15, 2016 after Mr. Salisu
Maikasuwa left as Clerk to the National
Assembly had vowed to execute the
project which has been stalled since
the previous legislative period due to
financial constraint.
Consequently, he recruited Dr. Beni G,
Goka, renowned for mortgage financing
in United States of America as Executive
Director of Technical Office Building and
Civil Architecture, a new oufit of the
National Assembly and charged with
responsibility to source the mortgage
loan to finance the housing project.
Dr. Goka said that a loan of $300
million has already secured from both
foreign and local banks to commence the
construction very soon.
He disclosed also that the housing
project would be launched by the Senate
President, Bukola Saraki and Speaker of
the House of Representatives, Yakubu
Dogara very soon.
According to Dr. Goka, the
Parliamentary Staff Association of
Nigeria, PASAN has chapters in all 36
states of Nigeria and the FCT, but the
National Assembly chapter wanted to
set pace for other states of the federation
to emulate with the constructions of
the staff housing units.
‘’Alhaji Sani-Omolori had vowed
to do his best to satisfy the housing
needs of the National Assembly staff.
In order to solve thefunding problem
which has stalled this project that was
conceived during the last legislative
period, he recruited me and charged
with responsibility to source for fund
to finance the project.” he said.

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