The Nigeria building society was the mortgage institution to be established in 1956 to finance house building not necessity home ownership. It was financed by substantial equity by the colonial later common wealth development corporation (CIX) and the federal and regional government in the regions housing corporation were established, pretty to build and save or let estates.
Housing and mortgage finance represents the third area where special intervention is made necessary by the shear magnitude of the problem.
The federal mortgage bank of Nigeria (FMBN) was established in 1977 as a fully owned federal government housing development finance agency under the federal mortgage bank act No 7 of 1977. This step followed the dissolution of the Nigeria building society (NBS) whose assets and liabilities were taken over by the FMBN. The Nigeria building society was self incorporated in December 1956 with a capital of N3.25m and jointly owned by the common wealth development corporation (CDC) the federal government of Nigeria and the eastern Nigeria government in the proportion of 60 percent, 31 percent and 9 percent respectively. The federal military government however took over the (CDC) share of the time federal mortgage bank of Nigeria (FMBN) was established in 1977 was N20 million (FMBN 1987 Dimy) .
The Dutch first of Bereuschot morel Bosboom (management consultant) was contracted by the federal government to supervise the take off the new bank for a 3 years period from 1977.
With the exist of the Dutch management consultant in July 1980 the management operations of the bank become wholly indigenous at the same time there was also a changer in the authorized share capita and ownership structure of the bank the authorizes share capital increased to N150 million jointly subscribed by the federal government and the central bank of Nigeria in the proportion of 60 percent and 40 percent respectively the federal government appoint the chairman and mebers of the board of Directors By 1931, the bank has estabilished branches in all the state capitals. Underscoring its national out look since than additional forty-three (43) home savings center had been established in major area outside the state capitals. This is decidedly to expand its sprend of service delivery as well as to widen its savings mobilization base
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