Experts in the Real Estate business have put the blame for the failure of the highly impressive Federal Integrated Staff Housing programme (F.I.S.H) on abuse of office. They hold that the immediate past Head of Service Chief (Mrs.) Winifred Oyo-Ita should be held accountable.
They also link the failure to the out-going Executive Secretary of the Federal Staff Loans Board, Hajia (Mrs.) Hannatu Fika. “They were never serious”, disclosed Alhaji Abubakar Isa. “They only paid lip service to the venture; and after extorting money from us developers, the next thing was to abandon the project”, he disclosed further.
Alhaji Abubakar wondered why a programme designed to lift Federal Civil Servants would be allowed to flop even when the beneficiaries are ready to pay the contributions as stated. “We are surprised that it came to this. Now Civil Servants would continue paying rents”, he lamented.