FHA Charges Nigerian Navy to Pay Up Outstanding House Rent At Gowon Estate

The Managing Director and Chief Executive of Federal Housing Authority (FHA), Senator Gbenga Ashafa has charged the Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Awwal Zubairu Gambo to pay outstanding payment of Premium and Ground rents by the Navy in Gowon Estate, Ipaja, Lagos.

Senator Ashafa on Wednesday, 16th March, 2022, paid a courtesy visit to the Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Awwal Zubairu Gambo.

Senator Ashafa used the occasion of the visit to call for an increased synergy between FHA and the Nigerian Navy.

Addressing the Chief of Naval Staff, the MD/CE traced the long – standing cordial relationship between Federal Housing Authority and the Nigerian Navy, to the early 1980s, when the Navy acquired some houses at FHA estates in Gowon Estate; Ipaja and FESTAC town, all in Lagos, as well as Gwarinpa 11 estate, Abuja.

Senator Ashafa noted that it is the same good relationship that has made FHA to offer her estate at Yenegoa, Bayelsa State to the Navy.

While calling for the forging of a more robust relationship between the two organisations for mutual benefit, the MD/CE called for the intervention of the CNS in resolving the issue of outstanding payment of Premium and Ground rents by the Navy in Gowon Estate, Ipaja, Lagos.

In his response, the Chief of Naval Staff, thanked the management for the visit. He expressed the favourable disposition of the Navy to partnering with FHA in provision of housing, especially in acquiring the estate in Yenegoa.

For the resolution of the issues on Premium and Ground rent in Gowon Estate, Ipaja, a committee to be headed by the Executive Director Housing Finance, Adama Kure, was put in place.

In the MD/CE’S team were the Executive Directors, Estate Services, Hauwa Babakobi, her Housing Finance counterpart, Adama Kure, The Managing Director FHA Mortgage Bank, Awuual Hayatudeen, the General Manager Finance, Jonah Saidu, General Manager, Housing Programme /(SA Tech to the MD/CE); Arc Adamu Tanimu, General Manager Property Management; Ibrahim Dang, and other staff.

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