Shelter is one of the three basic needs of man. and testimonies abound that workers performances are largely influenced by the welfare package provided to workers as corporate social responsibility of their employers.
It was for this reason that the Federal Government Staff Housing Loans Board was established by the colonial administrators in 1924 as the “Africa Staff Housing Scheme, to grant loans to workers including expatriates who became employees in the Nigeria Federal Public Service
With the enactment of an enabling Decree No. 6 of 1974 and No. 43 of 1977 as amended, now CAP FII of the Laws of the Federation, the Board became known as “Federal Government Staff Housing Board. It also took over all the assets, liabilities and responsibilities of the Africa Staff Housing Scheme.