Tuesday , July 16 2024

Excitement as Sanwo-Olu commissions 360 housing units in Igbogbo

Funsho Hassan

The Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu has commissioned a new set of 360 Housing Scheme located at Igbogbo in Ikorodu Division of the State.

The governor described the delivery of the housing units as a continuation of his administration strategies to reduce the housing deficit in the state.

Speaking at the carnival-like  commissioning ceremony, Sanwo-Olu recalled his promise to complete all the ongoing housing projects in various parts of the state. He added that the state government remain committed to reducing housing deficit.

He said: ” I am happy to inform you that since then, we have delivered affordable and decent shelter to many families by commissioning six housing projects. The completion and commissioning of this estate, comprising 360 units is a promise kept and sends a strong message about our determination to truly make Lagos a 21st Century Economy. We will continue to bridge the housing deficit by providing decent and affordable houses to our people.

“We recognize that decent housing is a crucial component of sustainable development and this is why our housing projects are being funded through direct budgetary allocations as well as public-private-partnerships, which have yielded remarkable results. 

With the housing schemes being delivered in Ikorodu, Samwi-Olu said he  expect a population surge, saying that was  why his administration has taken the holistic approach by revamping the socio-economic infrastructure in this axis.

The governor added: ” I assure the good people of Ikorodu that we are poised to deliver more housing projects to accommodate the increasing number of people migrating to this part of the State. Already, we have earmarked the piece of land adjoining this Estate for another housing project.

“We have adopted the   Global   Housing Policy, which gives people the option of becoming homeowners, over a period of time through the Rent to Own policy. This policy, which is targeted at the working class (in the formal and informal sectors) promotes continued prosperity and decent living as beneficiaries pay only   a percentage   of   their earnings as mortgage on a monthly basis just like it is done in modern and developed economies.”

On his part, the state Housing Commissioner, Mr. Moruf Akinderu-Fatai,  explained that the housing scheme constructed by the State’s Ministry of Housing has 360 home units, comprising of 120 units (one bedroom), 120 units (two bedrooms) and 120 units (three bedrooms) on an expanse of 6.24 hectares of land in Igbogbo, Igbogbo-Baiyeku LCDA.

He added that each building within the Estate, completed by the present Administration through direct budgetary allocation, has home units designed for low and middle income earners, describing the scheme as evidence of the State Government’s avowed commitment to making Lagos a 21st Century Economy by providing decent homes for its citizenry.

His words: “The project is unique because it is constructed in line with global specifications. The houses are certified to yield maximum benefits to the future owners because they are built-in line with global standards”.

“The estate also comes with infrastructure such as Water treatment plant, Central Sewage Treatment Plant, Street Lights, Spaces for  Community activities, Road Network, Car Parks and Drainage as well as Perimeter Fence,”he added.

The Commissioner disclosed that other projects also scheduled for commissioning include the newly completed Igbogbo Baiyeku LCDA Secretariat Complex, the 2.2km Igbe-Igbogbo Road and Community Radio Station, Ipakodo, among others.

About Ayinla Muritala

Agbede is a seasoned Journalist with more than a decade experience as the fourth estate of the realm. He is a graduate of Mass Communication from the Univeristy of Ilorin and currently freelance with few of the Nigerian Dailies.

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