The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Ziakede Patrick Akpobolokemi has flagged off a staff co-operative housing scheme located at Kafe District, Abuja.
The Director General/CEO who was represented by a senior staff of the Agency Mrs. Fatima Suleiman noted that housing is a term that cannot be over emphasized because of its peculiarity to human existence.
He noted that “the provision of shelter over ones head and that of the family is a task that is not negotiable and must be put amongst the priority list.”
The DG also 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.
Earlier in his welcome address, the President of the Agency’s co-operative society Mr. Ike Ogbuanu noted 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 further appealed to the DG/CEO 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 the Director General’s support for the co-operative since he assumed office, a major street in the estate was also named after the DG/CEO as ‘Akpobolokemi drive’.
The highpoints of the event was the unveiling of the plaque and the cutting of the tape by the DG’s representative.