OrderPaperToday – The House of Representatives committee on Housing and Habitat on Tuesday said there’s need to amend the National Housing Fund Act in order to address housing deficit in Nigeria.
The committee also said the amendment would include coverage of the informal sector which is currently not captured in the act.
Chairman of the committee, Mr. Mustapha Dawaki (APC, Kano) decried the lack of shelter for retired workers, saying, “it is only in Nigeria that you see someone who has been working for several years and after retirement does not have a roof over his head.
“It is the work of this committee to make sure that this is corrected; even if it is the Act that has a problem, it would be revisited to see how we can make some amendments.
“This is to ensure that those that really sacrifice their entire lives working for the country and in other sectors of the economy, at the end of the day, should have roofs over their heads.
“We should use our legislative powers to ensure that whatever we see that will bring progress to the entire nation, we should not hesitate as a committee”.