Al-Amin reiterates commitment to FHA’s transformation drive
DETERMINED to follow through on his vision to transform the Federal Housing Authority (FHA), its Managing Director, Professor Mohammed Al-Amin has said that FHA’s management will not be distracted on its mandate to turn around the Authority.
Al-min, who said this in Abuja at the weekend during a ceremony to mark his investiture as an ambassador of ethics and conscience, said he and members of his team had over the past seven months blocked leakages in FHA and streamlined the administration of land and property in the organisation.
He said, working with management and staff, he was poised to put FHA on the road to greatness adding that though the road ahead may be rough, they were focused and were sure to attain the goal.
Al-Amin said he was receiving the award with reluctance because on assumption of office, he had set rules not to receive any gift and not to accept awards of any sort until he completed his tenure.
He said he was accepting the award because of the strong anti-corruption posture of the Muhammadu Buhari administration and in appreciation of the recognition being given to his efforts to give the Authority a new lease of life.
The FHA chief executive said the award truly belonged to the staff, who toiled with him over the past seven months to achieve the modest rewards that had earned the Authority recognition.
Al-Amin also paid glowing tribute to the Authority’s staff unions for the uncommon vibrancy which he said they have demonstrated in their relationship with Management.
He urged the Centre for Ethics and Self Value Orientation which gave the award to return at the end of his tenure to conduct another assessment of his performance.
Speaking earlier, the Executive Director of the centre, Mr. Salih Musa Yakubu said his organisation had over the past seven months conducted discrete appraisals of the operations of the FHA.
After the exercise, he said the Authority emerged as one of the 10 most ethically responsible federal institutions in the country.
In his remarks, FHA’s Executive Director, Business Development, Mr. Aniedi Akpabio promised that the Authority would continue to maintain the highest ethical standards in the conduct of its business.
He said the award would be both a challenge and a guide for the Management.
The Authority’s Executive Director, Housing Finance, Accounts and Corporate Services, Mrs. Nkechi Nwazota was also honoured at the ceremony for her insistence on the highest professional standards in the discharge of her duties.
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