Abuja - August 28 - (Viewpoint Housing News) – Last week, the Managing Director, Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN), Madu Hamman celebrated the new Minister of Housing and Urban Development, Arc. Ahmed Dangiwa.
In an Agenda Setting Dinner organised by the Housing Development Advocacy Network (HDAN), with stakeholders in the housing sector in attendance, Mr. Hamman expressed confidence in the ability of the new Minister to deliver “a transformative impact on the housing and urban landscape of the country”.
Arc. Dangiwa, the immediate past MD of the FMBN, said all Nigerians deserved access to decent, quality and affordable housing.
He revealed that as housing industry stakeholders, it was up to them in their various capacities to do things differently and collectively work towards breaking all the systemic barriers.
“I have been meeting with senior staff and heads of agencies under the ministry with a view to unveiling a Strategic Housing and Urban Development Blueprint, which will contain details of our priorities, initiatives, reforms, and plans”, Dangiwa said.
He stated that the responsibility of the ministry was to create an enabling environment that would encourage private sector investment and formulate policies that would empower agencies under his supervision to perform their functions optimally.
As an environment expert, Dangiwa said he understood all the challenges in the sector, adding that he was determined to fix them, leveraging on the support, expertise and knowledge of industry stakeholders.