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Renewed Hope Housing Programme: Nigeria Army to Partner Federal Housing Authority

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Renewed Hope Housing Programme: Nigeria Army to Partner Federal Housing Authority.

Renewed Hope Housing Programme: Nigeria Army to Partner Federal Housing Authority.

 

The Nigeria Army will be partnering with Federal Housing Authority to provide befitting houses for officers and men of the force.

 

Renewed Hope Housing Programme: Nigeria Army to Partner Federal Housing Authority.

This position was made known by the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Toareed Lagbaja, Thursday 16th May, 2024 when the Managing Director and Chief Executive of the Authority, Hon Oyetunde Oladimeji Ojo paid him a courtesy visit.

Hon Ojo had in his address Congratulated the COAS for his visible efforts that has greatly improved security in the country. He however told the Army Chief that the primary purpose of his visit was to bring the Renewed Hope Agenda of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu(GCFR) on housing to the Nigeria Army.

The MD re emphasized the President’s interest in giving Nigerians befitting not just houses, but livable and affordable ones, a factor that featured prominently in his manifesto. He said that it is in looking for a way to factor in the officers and men of the Nigeria Army that the visit to the Chief of Army Staff became most imperative. To under pin the seriousness FHA has in providing houses to the Army personnel for their sacrifices in protecting the nation, Hon Ojo noted that he had earlier paid a similar visit to the Chief of Defence Staff.

According to the FHA boss, ” We have come to discuss how to provide not just houses to the Nigeria Army, but livable and affordable ones “. Speaking further, the MD noted , “it is only proper for the Army to defend us as we are to shelter you. We therefore want to have a synergy with you”.

Hon Ojo while commending the efforts of the force to provide houses for its personnel, noted that due to the spread of of the officers and men throughout the nook and crannies of the country, it will be highly challenging to provide houses for them. In his words, he said, “despite your housing projects in parts of the country, you have many men all over the country, whom you can not reach. We want a partnership that will get to all your men throughout the country “.

The FHA MD was emphatic on the resolution of the Authority’s management at targeting the junior officers. This he revealed is why the houses would be delivered as carcas, where the exterior would have a prototype finishing, with electricals and plumbing, leaving the interior finishing to individual taste and capacity. He noted that it is needless to impose finishing on people, which is what makes disposal prices of houses to go beyond the reach of the very junior one. ” We want to do a project the soldiers can afford. That is why our management has decided to deliver carcas”, he added.

Hon Ojo also pointed that the morale of the soldiers would be highly boosted if they know that they have livable houses of their own during and post service.

As an incentive, the FHA boss said the Authority would consider the men of Nigeria Army at a reduced price. This he said has been made possible because some of the Governor’s have given the Authority land free in their states. This he said would greatly reduce the cost.

The MD also noted that the Value Chain of Housing construction would create direct and indirect jobs, engage our youths and help check insecurity.

He therefore said that once buy – in of the Army is secured, FHA’s team would meet the Army’s team for the designs.
In his response, the Chief of Army Staff stated that the Nigeria Army welcomes the initiative to provide houses for its personnel. The Army according to him is highly disposed to providing an enabling environment for the soldiers in and outside service.

Speaking further, General Lagbaja noted that the Army is highly concerned about the families of the personnel, which is a major reason why it engages in building houses. “We are focused on the families of our men. That is why we engage in building. We are not in competition with FHA”, he said.

The COAS pointed out that the soldiers need lots of support, especially due to the nature of their deployment. He noted that the Army needs FHA because of the Authority’s capacity and r

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HON. PRINCE IDRIS BALOGUN THE RIGHT CHOICE FOR EGBE /IDIMU 2025 CHAIRMAN

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HON. PRINCE IDRIS BALOGUN THE RIGHT CHOICE FOR EGBE /IDIMU 2025 CHAIRMAN

 

 

For years, Prince Idris Balogun popularly refer to asOluomo Kafata and SLA to the Senate of the federal Republic of Nigeria has been a dedicated and loyal member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) political party, in Alimosho Lagos State, His unwavering loyalty to the party has been evident through his consistent hard work, services and dedication to serving the party and people of Alimosho especially Egbe idimuLCDA,his free ride of school children and masses over the years upon the fact it is coming from his personal earnings is a testimony of his large heart ,he has shown perseverance and resilience in the face of challenges, always working tirelessly to ensure victory for the party at all levels, improve the welfare of the residents and promote the development of the community.

His experience in serving the party couple with his philanthropic gestures in his community, Hon Prince Idris Balogun has proven himself to be a competent and capable leader. His track record of quality leadership is undeniable, as he has consistently prioritized the needs of the people and worked towards achieving tangible results that benefit the community as a whole.

As the 2025 chairmanship elections approach, now is the time to reward Oluomo Kafata for his years of dedicated service and commitment to APC. He has demonstrated his loyalty, perseverance, experience, and quality leadership, and it is only fitting that he is supported and endorsed for the upcoming chairmanship.

With Oluomo at the helm, the future of Egbe Idimu Local Government is in capable and trusted hands.

He his a Royal Prince of isheri Road who has identify with his community and well respected,a successful business man who fought gallantly for the welfare of his people and a family man.

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Breaking! Fire guts Christ Embassy headquarters in Lagos (Video)

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Breaking! Fire guts Christ Embassy headquarters in Lagos

Breaking! Fire guts Christ Embassy headquarters in Lagos

Sadly, the headquarters of the Christ Embassy Church, located in the Oregun area of Ikeja, Lagos State, reportedly caught fire on Sunday morning.

This was revealed in multiple videos from the scene shared on X.com on Sunday.

Officials of the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service are also said to be at the scene in efforts to salvage the situation.

Sharing a video from the location, Augustine tweeting as Chief_Augustin1 on X.com wrote, “Christ Embassy Church on Billings Way, Oregun, is on fire.

“Serious fire is raging, and men of the Lagos State Fire Service are working hard to put it off. Thank God service hasn’t commenced fully.”

 

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Utsev: Harnessing Nigeria’s Water Resources For Economic Gains By Tolulope Adebayo

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Utsev: Harnessing Nigeria’s Water Resources For Economic Gains

By Tolulope Adebayo

 

Under President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s administration, the Federal Ministry of Water Resources and Sanitation has experienced a remarkable resurgence, led by the visionary leadership of Professor Joseph Terlumun Utsev. As the Honourable Minister of Water Resources, Utsev has leveraged his vast expertise and experience in water resources and environmental engineering to champion groundbreaking initiatives addressing the nation’s complex water challenges.

 

Utsev: Harnessing Nigeria's Water Resources For Economic Gains
By Tolulope Adebayo

 

Hailing from Buruku Local Government Area of Benue State, Nigeria, Professor Utsev boasts an impressive academic pedigree. He graduated with distinction from the Federal University of Agriculture (now JOSTUM), Makurdi, in 2004, earning a Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Civil Engineering with Second Class Honours (Upper Division) as the best student in his cohort. He then pursued advanced studies at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, earning a Master’s degree in Water Resources and Environmental Engineering in 2007 and a PhD in the same field in 2011.

Professor Utsev’s illustrious career spans approximately 17 years, marked by distinguished tenures in academia and the engineering field. He has accumulated a wealth of experience and expertise, earning widespread recognition and acclaim as a consummate administrator and highly esteemed professional. A prolific scholar, he has authored approximately 40 scholarly papers published in esteemed national and international journals, solidifying his standing as a leading authority in his field.

As Minister of Water Resources, Utsev has drawn upon his extensive experience to address flooding and erosion across the country. His academic background and professional expertise have enabled him to devise innovative solutions addressing the root causes of these problems. His leadership has fostered a culture of inclusivity and effectiveness, characterized by a silent intellectual approach focused on results-driven initiatives and collaborative governance.

Professor Utsev’s most outstanding achievement yet has been his remarkable aptitude for augmenting and expanding existing initiatives, tailoring and refining them to harmonize with the pragmatic nuances of the situation. He has expertly recalibrated, adopted, or adapted policies to align with his visionary objectives for the water sector, demonstrating mastery of strategic adaptation and leadership.

Under his leadership, the Ministry of Water Resources has made significant progress in water infrastructure development, irrigation projects, and water supply expansion, enhancing the nation’s water security. His commitment to a water-secure Nigeria has led to the implementation of innovative technologies and sustainable practices, ensuring equal access to clean water and sanitation for all citizens.

Professor Utsev’s appointment as Minister of Water Resources and Sanitation marks a homecoming, with an expanded purview that affords him the opportunity to leverage his intellectual approach to governance, cultivating synergy and inclusivity among diverse stakeholders. Through his commitment to transparency and accountability, he has earned the esteem and trust of the Nigerian populace, inspiring confidence in the ministry’s programs and initiatives.

As a silent intellectual, Professor Utsev exemplifies leadership by example, dedicating himself selflessly to the service of the nation and its people. His efforts have begun to yield concrete results, positioning Nigeria for a brighter future where water resources are optimally harnessed for sustainable development, economic growth, and human betterment. His steadfast commitment to public service, combined with his legal acumen and expertise, makes him the perfect fit for President Tinubu’s administration.

As the nation marks the first anniversary of the Tinubu administration, Professor Utsev’s contributions to the water sector stand out as a testament to the transformative power of silent intellectual leadership, demonstrating the impact of dedication, expertise, and unwavering commitment to shaping a better Nigeria.

–Adebayo is a communication expert based in Badagry, Lagos.

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