One hundred civil servants in the state on grade levels 01 – 10 today smiled home with one-bedroom flat each worth N3.150 million. The 100 flats were purchased from a private developer, Elim Estate, by the state government under its housing equity share contribution scheme for public servants.
The beneficiaries from the 17 local government areas of the state won their houses in a balloting witnessed by Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, top government officials and civil servants in the state at Michael Okpara Square, Enugu. Seventy-five beneficiaries won their houses under local government balloting, while 25 of them won theirs under zonal balloting.
It would be recalled that the state government had earlier paid her 30% equity share of the cost of the house, while each beneficiary is expected to pay 70% contribution to be spread for twenty years.
Governor Ugwuanyi later handed the keys to the houses to the beneficiaries amidst jubilation from the beneficiaries and their well wishers. The governor thereafter at Okpara Square presented 18 Hillux vehicles to security agencies in the state, the army, the police, civil defence, state security services and the airforce. One vehicle was also handed over to the Nigeria Television Authority (NTA).