The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (HoCSF) Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita has assured the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) that it will be co-opted into the Federal Integrated Staff Housing (FISH) programme initiated by the Federal Government to provide affordable housing for the federal civil servants before they retire from service.
She gave the assurance on Friday in her office in Abuja when the management of the FRSC led by the Corps Marshal Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi visited her.
She said that FISH programme being a sub-set of the Federal Government mass-housing scheme provides an impetus for the uplift of the welfare of federal workers of which the FRSC officials can benefit from.
Mrs. Oyo-Ita said the objective of the FISH programme is to provide cost effective and affordable housing for various categories of workers, through multi-sectoral supports and cooperation which includes group land acquisition from governments, provision of infrastructure and financial supports through strategic partnership with private developers and other stakeholders.
Speaking earlier, the Corps Marshal of the FRSC, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, said the purpose of the visit was to solicit the support of the HoCSF in the area of provision of affordable housing to officers and men of the Corps under the FISH programme.
He said one of the greatest challenges any public servant will face in his life is retiring from service without having a house of his own.
He said that it is in line with this that he led the top management of the commission to discuss with the HoCSF on how the FRSC will be co-opted into the FISH housing scheme.