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June 11, 2024

Speaker reshuffles Committees, appoints Jibrin Chairman Committee on Housing Habitat

Tinubu, Abdulmumin Jibrin

Abdulmumin Jibrin Kofa

By Gift ChapiOdekina, Abuja

The Speaker on Tuesday during plenary appointed Hon Abdulmumin Jibrin as Chairman House Committee on Housing and Habitat.

The new chairman, Hon Abdulmumin 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 as well as in the executive arm, serving as Executive Director of the Federal Housing Authority to the committee which oversight jurisdiction in line with the Standing Orders of the House covers

The Federal Ministry of Housing and departments and agencies of the federal government which deals with housing.

All federal housing programmes and Agencies, Federal Mortgage Bank, 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.

Harmonisation, coordination and streamlining of all housing policies of all levels of government to fit into the
national housing scheme.

The Committee’s oversight and Jurisdiction also extend 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.

Maintaining, 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.

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.