The 30 units of two-bedroom flats, built at a cost of N300m, were handled by the organisation’s cooperative society as part of the programme to accommodate the NSCDC operatives.
Speaking during the inauguration, Moro commended the NSCDC Commandant-General, Dr. Ade Abolurin, for taking staff welfare seriously and for constructing the estate for the junior operatives instead of officers.
The minister challenged other security services to emulate the NSCDC boss, whom he advised to keep impacting positively on the para-military agency.
He recalled that he had just inaugurated the NSCDC soft loan scheme, and vehicle and motorcycle loan scheme, adding that there was a plan to also start a microfinance bank soon.
Moro pledged continued support to the organisation and assured the financier, Platinum Mortgage Bank, that the Federal Government would guarantee the housing scheme.
“Housing is a basic need of man and it is against this backdrop that the present administration has made it a focal point of the transformation agenda. I want to commend the NSCDC for this housing initiative, which was not built for the senior officers, but for junior personnel,” he added.
Abolurin had earlier stated that the estate was built for junior officers in order to discourage them from engaging in “unnecessary vices in a bid to own their own homes.”
He described the estate as a morale booster to the beneficiaries.