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We’ll Support President Tinubu’s Renewed Hope Agenda To Succeed–Gov Adeleke



Renewed Hope Agenda

-As FHA MD, Oyetunde Ojo concludes Southwest tour

Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke has pledged his administration’s support for the Renewed Hope Agenda of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu (GCFR) to succeed in the state.

The Governor gave the pledge on Monday while playing host to the Managing Director and Chief Executive of Federal Housing Authority, Hon Oyetunde Ojo in Osogbo, Osun State capital.

Recall that the Hon Ojo and his team had embarked on the tour to the Southwestern states, the visitation he stared from Ekiti state and rounded it up in Osun state.

Addressing the governor during the visit, the FHA Chief Executive stated that the purpose of the visit was to bring the
message to bring President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s Renewed Hope Agenda on Housing message to Osun State and to seek the collaboration and partnership of the state government with Federal Housing Authority.

According to Hon Ojo, ” The purpose of our coming is for a courtesy visit and to bring President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s (GCFR) Renewed Hope Agenda on Housing message to Osun State.

Hon Ojo told the governor that sequel to the President’s charge for the delivering of affordable houses to Nigerians, the new management of FHA resolved to visit all the governors who are the custodians of land in their states to ask for land.

The FHA MD/CEO re – echoed the President’s stance of providing shelters for all Nigerians irrespective of political leaning and affiliation, noting that the epi- center of his policy is the welfare of all Nigerians, regardless of religion, tribe or political inclination.

Hon Ojo further explained that building for the Diasporians is another area the Authority has planned for.

This he said would be aided by FHA’s on going digitalisation. Apart from attracting foreign exchange and helping the diasporians in getting befitting homes back home, the MD noted that the overall value chain of the housing industry industry would stimulate economy of the states through the creation of direct and indirect employments.

He said that FHA will no more build houses without the input of the state in the design as a result of the Authority’s new End – User driven policy that would allow the people to decide what kind of houses the want, to enable them take the ownership of the Authority”s projects in the states.

“We don’t want to do any houses without the input of the state. You know your people, their culture, and taste” he stated.

The FHA boss also added that the Authority would want the collaboration of the state in profiling of Off – takers from its workers, who are the target of the houses, a measure he said would make the houses to be taken rather that remain unoccupied on completion.

On the Authority’s delivery models, Hon Ojo said FHA would do Partnership, Direct Construction and Site and Services. He stated that the Authority plans to build.

Responding, Governor Adeleke congratulated the new FHA management led by Hon Ojo.

He commended the President’s Renewed Hope Agenda in Housing, stating that Osun State is open for partnership for the President’s Housing Agenda.

According to the governor, “Our interest is for Mr President to succeed as our leader and brother. Osun State is ready to support the President’s Housing agenda to succeed” Governor Adeleke consequently directed the State Commissioners of Works and ICT to immediately coordinate the partnership with FHA.

CityMirrorNews reports that the FHA Managing Director later, led his team for an inspection of the Authority’s site in Osogbo, where he expressed his concern over the slow pace of work on the site.

The team had earlier inspected the enroute Authority’s site at Ajoda in Oyo State enrout Osun State.

On his general overview, Hon Ojo expressed disappointed at the performance of the partners which is at about 20%, the MD noted that in view of the fact that the contracts have passed the stated time for delivery and for obvious un -seriousness and visible sign of non presence and activities on the site, management would be compelled to review the contracts and revoke the non performing ones, Studio apartments and One Bedrooms to accommodate the youth starting life and also would encourage carcas, where FHA would do a common exterior, the electrical and plumbing and leaving the allottees to do the finishing according to their individual taste and affordability.

This he said would greatly reduce the construction cost.