IGP Egbetokun Calls For Revamping Of Existing Framework For Providing Housing To Police Officers

The Inspector General of Police, IGP Kayode Egbetokun has highlighted the pressing need to revamp the existing framework for providing housing to Nigeria Police Officers, with only about 10% of the workforce’s housing needs currently being met.

The IGP announced in Abuja on Monday during the launch of the inaugural Nigerian Police Housing Summit themed “Renewed Hope for Police Housing in Nigeria.”

The IGP further emphasized that the summit aims to develop strategies to bridge this gap and ensure accessible and affordable housing for all ranks.

IGP Egbetokun noted that preliminary assessments and engagements with key stakeholders are already underway in this regard.

He expresses gratitude to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and the Minister of Housing, Architect Ahmed Dangiwa, for their leadership in delivering affordable housing to Nigerians.

He similarly assured that the launch of the Nigeria Police Housing Summit is part of a significant step towards realizing his administration’s vision of providing accessible and affordable housing to its officers.

The objectives of the Nigeria Police Housing Summit are ambitious and far-reaching, including articulating a vision for effective housing as an essential welfare tool, fostering collaboration among stakeholders, proposing actionable strategies for rapid delivery of affordable housing, and aligning housing initiatives with sustainable practices.

The housing summit also focuses on the establishment of a 100 billion Naira Police Housing Fund, aimed at financing sustainable housing development for officers.

The keynote address was delivered by the chairman, of Cooperative Mortgage Bank Limited, Femi Adewole

Dignitaries at the event include the Chairman of, the House Committee on Housing and Habitat, Hon. Aminu Babale, representatives of the Minister of Housing represented by Shehu Usman Osidi, Managing Director and Chief Executive of the FMBN, representative of the Chairman, Police Service Commission, all the Deputy Inspectors-General of Police and other stakeholders in the housing sector of Nigeria’s economy.

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