ASABA – Ifeanyi Okowa, Delta State Governor, has confirmed that mortgage institutions have a lot of roles to play in encouraging civil servants in particular to own their houses.
The governor, who stated this yesterday at the unveiling of Governance Villa Housing Estate, Ibusa, Oshimili North Local Government Area of the state, maintained that there must be steady efforts towards addressing the housing deficiency in the country.
According to him, “there is a lot of gap in the nation’s housing sector and the more we provide affordable houses for the civil servants and all Nigerians, the better for our nation.”
“With steady efforts, with determination, for every house that is built, we are reducing the housing gap in our nation,” the governor emphasized, adding that his administration would continue to work with the private sector, mortgage finance banks to develop the housing sector in Delta State”.
Governor Okowa, who emphasized that a lot of progress has been recorded by his administration in creating the enabling environment for housing development, commended the management of Juniuc Nigeria Limited for contributing to the housing development of the country.
He used the occasion to urge private property developers to work with relevant government ministries in designing their building plans to avoid going against the laws of the country, noting that it would be wrong for buildings to be erected under high tension power lines.
Rubby Okoro, chief executive officer of Delta Trust Mortgage Bank Limited, thanked Governor Okowa’s administration for providing the enabling environment for private sector to thrive and urged Deltans to utilise the services rendered by the mortgage bank to own their houses.
Godwin Nonyalim, the CEO of Juniuc Nigeria Limited, said: “My huge debt of gratitude goes to our amiable Governor Okowa for actualizing the need for housing under the SMART agenda; by this, he endorsed the creation of housing for all, as well as creating enabling environment for young and upcoming developers like me.”