The Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Mr. Ziakede Patrick Akpobolokemi has flagged off a staff co-operative housing scheme located at Kafe District, Abuja.
Akpobolokemi, who was represented by a senior staff of the agency, Mrs. Fatima Suleiman, noted that the need for housing for the citizenry cannot be over emphasised because of its peculiarity to human existence.
According to him, the provision of shelter over one’s head and that of the family is a task that is not negotiable and must be put amongst the priority list.
He pledged the commitment of his management team in ensuring that any project geared towards the improvement of staff welfare would be encouraged and supported, noting that it is a good initiative by the executive members of the co-operative society.
President of NIMASA Co-operative Society, Mr. Ike Ogbuanu, said that the objective of the project is to provide quality and affordable houses for members of staff of the agency who are members of the co-operative society.
He appealed to NIMASA DG and the executive management to assist the scheme in the area of funding in order to see to the full completion of the houses within the shortest possible time.
As an acknowledgement of Akpobolokemi’s support for the co-operative since he assumed office, a major street in the estate was also named after him. Called “Akpobolokemi Drive”, the street is the main entry point into the estate.