The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) yesterday allotted 155 plots of land to its members of staff through its co-operative society.
The state commandant, Mr Walter Akubuiroh, who supervised the allotment, said provision of shelter for staff would boost their morale and commitment to their duties.
While commending the co-operative society for its vision of acquiring the land, he said the issue of housing has been one of the biggest challenges confronting Nigerians.
He noted that the essence of this acquisition was that members would have the opportunity of repayment over a period of time.
Akubuiroh encouraged the beneficiaries to start developing the land gradually and not wait until they have sufficient funds.
He said, “I want to encourage you that you do not have to wait until you have enough before you start something on this land. If your salary is N50, 000, ensure you set aside little, even if it is N10, 000 to mould some blocks.
“The problem of housing has been a big challenge to every Nigerian and here, you have an opportunity to own one. You are not paying lump sum here. The process of repayment has been made at your convenience through the co-operative society.
“The essence is for you to own land and build at reasonable price. I want to see buildings springing up here when next I visit”.
The commandant appealed to the management of the co-operative to source for another land to ensure that those who did not benefit from this land get theirs subsequently.