A civic organisation fostering public accountability in Nigeria, Paradigm Leadership Support Initiative (PLSI) has stressed the need for low-income earners in Delta, Kano, Ogun, Kaduna, and Nasarawa States to acquire 1,432 homes completed but unsold.
PLSI also called on the management of Family Homes Funds Limited (FHFL) to improve its efficiency and effectiveness in providing affordable/social homes to Nigerians.
The executive director, PLSI, Olusegun Elemo, made the call in Abuja yesterday while presenting findings from the analysis of the performance audit report on the management of resources for the provision of affordable/social homes for low-income earners in Nigeria by Family Homes Funds Limited (2018-2020).
He said, “We have analysed the performance audit report on the management of resources for the provision of affordable/social homes for low-income earners in Nigeria conducted by the auditor-general for the federation and we have highlighted key challenges impeding acquisition of 1,432 homes built in five states.
“These challenges include the absence of need assessment by the Family Homes Funds Limited, constraint with accessing completed homes due to lack of infrastructure and insufficient awareness creation for homes built among others.”
He stated further that “PLSI will support the Family Homes Funds Limited in mobilizing buyers/off-takers within the target group of low-income earners to boost acquisition of homes built in Delta, Kano, Ogun, Kaduna, and Nasarawa States.”