Former lawmaker and Managing Director of Federal Housing Authority (FHA), Senator Gbenga Ashafa, has pledged that he would use his appointment by President Muhammadu Buhari to justify expectations and deliver on the housing policy of the administration.
He stated this in his acceptance speech on the appointment where he said, “It is with the highest sense of responsibility and consciousness of the task ahead that I accept my appointment by His Excellency President Muhammadu Buhari to serve as the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Housing Authority of Nigeria.”
He pledged to ensure a vigorous implementation of the federal government’s housing policy which entails the provision of mass affordable housing for millions of Nigerians and the rejuvenation of the economy through the creation of meaningful jobs for millions of young Nigerians.
The Senator pleaded for the cooperation of the government and the private sectors as he would need their assistance to perform better, adding he and his team would be fully determined to leverage on this important cooperation in order to create housing opportunities for many Nigerians while creating millions of jobs in order to stimulate the economy.
He acknowledged the work already done by the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing under the able leadership of His Excellency Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola, SAN, the Federal Housing Authority and other complementary agencies in this regard.
Ashafa declared that he looked forward to working closely with the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing, the management and staff of the Federal Housing Authority, other relevant agencies and our partners from the private sector.
“I remain grateful to His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari for the enormous confidence he has reposed in us by this appointment, while looking forward to a period of diligent service. Thank you and God bless you,” he concluded.