AGENE GODWIN, Benin
The Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), Thursday, allotted 155 plots of land to members of staff through its co-operative society arrangement.
The state commandant, Mr Walter Akubuiroh who supervised the allotment, said provision of shelter to staff would boost the moral and commitment of staff to their duty.
While commending the co-operative for it vision to acquire the land, he said the issue of housing have been one of the biggest challenge confronting Nigerians.
He noted that the essence of this acquisition was that members would have the opportunity of repayment over a period of time.
Akubuiroh encouraged the beneficiaries to start developing the land gradually and not wait until they have sufficient fund to start something.
“I want to encourage you that you do not have to wait until you have enough before you start something on this land. If your salary is N50, 000, ensure you set aside little, even if it is N10, 000 to mould some blocks.
“The problem of housing has been a big challenge to every Nigerian and here, you have an opportunity to won one. You are not paying lump sum here. The process of repayment has been made at your convenience through the co-operative.
“The essence is for you to own land and build at reasonable price. I want to see building spring up here when next I visit,” he stated.
The commandant appealed to the management of the co-operative to source for another land to ensure that those who do not benefit from this land get theirs subsequently.
Earlier in his address, the President of the NSCDC co-operative in Edo, Mr Isola Rotimi had noted that 405 members applied for the only 155 plots available.
Rotimi reiterated plan of the co-operative to acquire more land for other members who do not benefit from this have their own.
The community chairman, Mr Isaac Enomayo stressed that members who benefitted from the land have lot to benefit from the community as they are peace loving people.