9th August, 2010
The Federal Housing Authority (FHA), will soon commence rehabilitation work on Festac Town , Lagos .
Mr Terver Gemade, Managing Director of the FHA, disclosedÂ this when he featured at the Forum of the News Agency of Nigeria yesterday in Abuja .
â€œIt is normal that when you have facilities that are aged, definitely they will crumble. And that is why we have crumbled infrastructure, particularly in our estate like FESTAC.
â€œThe past glory is gone but we have not forgotten about it. We are still making frantic efforts to see how we can get back into FESTAC with rehabilitation,â€ he said.
The managing director added that the authority had already begun rehabilitating the water system in Festac Town through partnership.
He disclosed that they were already negotiating with some other people to see how they could revamp the broken down sewerage system in the town.
â€œThe road network of course is also dilapidated, but we are also making plans to get back into FESTAC with rehabilitating roads,â€ the managing director added.
He further said that the FHA would not abandon any of its estate nationwide, adding that plans to revamp them were underway.
â€œThe planning situation is always difficult but by the time you finish your planning, you are on track; then you can rapidly go into production,â€ he said.
Gemade also gave an assurance that the FHA would live up to its responsibility of maintaining infrastructure in its estates as theyÂ constituted its only source of revenue.
According to him, the authority, through its quality control group, has improved tremendously on the quality of the buildings in its estates.