The Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS), Ja’afaru Ahmed, said the organisation had commenced construction of housing estates for staff across the country.
He disclosed this while speaking at the inauguration of the housing estate for staff at Lugbe, along airport road in Abuja, on Saturday.
According to Ahmed, the project was part of the ongoing efforts to provide succour to the personnel of the NCoS.
The estate comprises 160 plots, which have been distributed among interested staff, whose take-home pay could accommodate the required monthly deductions, the Comptroller-General stated.
“It is indeed an estate within a mega estate. This is our own way of complementing government’s efforts at meeting the housing needs of its citizenry,” he said.
He explained that the project was a product of the partnership and collaboration between the NCoS, represented by the Correctional Cooperative Society (COCOS) and the KYC Inter-project Limited.
Ahmed commended the effort of the cooperative society while urging beneficiaries to take full advantage of the rare opportunity by living up to expectations.
Also speaking, the general manager of the COCOS, Mrs. Lydia Dauda, noted that the staff housing scheme was the first ever by the Society in its 28 years of existence.
She, however, assured that many more will come.