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Don’t cancel the Federal Government Staff Housing Loans Board – Group warns National Assembly

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Group cautions National Assembly not to Federal Government Staff Housing Loans Board.

The National Assembly has been advised not to cancel the Federal Government Staff Housing Loans Board (FGSHLB).

The advice comes from the Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN) on Thursday.

Representing the group the President of ASCSN, Bobboi Baigama and the Secretary-General, Alade Lawal gave the advice in a statement in Lagos.

The ASCSN cautioned that the Bill, which has undergone second reading in the House of Representatives, if passed into law, would cause great pain and sorrow on public servants.

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The group’s president said, “The board is charged with building residential houses in Nigeria for use of the applicant or his family and to purchase a parcel of land in Nigeria in which such residential house is to be built,

“It is also meant to purchase a residential house in Nigeria for use of the applicant or his family; and for improving or extending a residential house owned by the applicant and to which he has a valid and good title acceptable to the Board,” it said.

The statement also stated that the Board has, since its establishment granted loan facilities to about 22,989 public officers to buy land, build or purchase houses and renovate same.

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