June 17, 2024

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Tajudeen Abbas has appointed Abdulmumin Jibrin as the new Chairman, Committee on Housing and Habitat.

Jibrin is expected to bring his sound academic background and wealth of experience in the legislature as former chairman of Finance, Appropriation, Transport and Foreign Affairs to bear in his new role.

Jibrin is also to serve as the Executive Director of the Federal Housing Authority to the committee which oversees jurisdiction in line with the Standing Orders of the House

He is to oversee all federal housing programmes and Agencies, Federal Mortgage Banks, Federal Mortgage Finance, implementation of mortgage policies of the government, Family Homes Fund FHF, issues on housing and Annual budget estimates of the ministry and agencies.

The Committee’s oversight and Jurisdiction also extends to Acting as a catalyst directly related to Habitat Agenda principles and commitment regarding sustainable development.

In addition to specialized programmes of the United Nations Centre for Human Settlement: UNCUS (Habitant) Programmes, Promoting the implementation of the resolution of the regional Council for Africa of Global Parliamentarians on Habitat on institutionalizing Habitat Committees in parliaments of Member Countries to wit: State Assemblies and Local Governments.

He is also to maintain, on behalf of the House, close and symbiotic relations with the following organisations and all others engaged in the Habitat Agenda programme: Global Forum of Parliamentarians on Habitat (GFPH), Regional Council for Africa of Global Parliamentarians on Habitat (RCAGPH), United Nations Centre for Human Settlements UNCHS (Habitat), Commonwealth Consultative Group on Human Settlements and Commonwealth Secretariats on Habitat matters, Habitat for Humanity International and all other agencies and organizations which may wish to cooperate with the House in the areas outlined above.

Also, advising the House regarding networking regionally and internationally to strengthen dialogue and technical cooperation in the area of urban development strategies and on Habitat Agenda and issues requiring legislation or review of existing legislation to bring into conformity key principles and commitments of the Habitat Agenda.

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