The Lagos State Commissioner for Housing, Mr. Moruf Akinderu-Fatai has disclosed the State Government’s plans to provide 100,000 livable and affordable homes in the next three years, through increased partnership with private investors and utilisation of innovative building technology.
Akinderu-Fatai, who disclosed this during the maiden edition of a Webinar organised to showcase Lagos First Green and Eco-friendly Estate in Idale, Badagry, a joint venture between the State Government and Echostone Nigeria, described the project “as the first of its kind” in Nigeria and promised that Lagos would not rest on its oars in ensuring that the challenge of housing deficit is drastically reduced.
In his words: “In our journey towards the Greater Lagos of our dreams, one of the envisaged milestones of success in the T.H.E.M.E.S agenda, is the provision of affordable and decent homes for the ever-increasing population of the State. We are responding to this challenge through the completion of on-going housing schemes, increased collaboration with private investors as well as strategising on innovative technology to increase the speed of completion”.
“As a proof of our commitment, 492 Allottees were recently given keys to their homes at Alhaji Lateef Kayode Jakande Gardens in Igando, Alimosho Local Government. Already, 360 home units are also nearly completed for habitation at Igbogbo (11b) in Ikorodu Local Government area. Before the end of the year, our housing schemes at Sangotedo (744 homes), Odo Onosa /Ayandelu (660 units), and Egan Igando to mention a few will soon be made available. This is in addition to the already completed and ready for delivery Peridot Parkland Estate, Idale in Badagry consisting of 252 housing units”.
Akinderu-Fatai pointed out that the collaboration with Echostone has shown clearly that the Lagos State Government will speedily meet up with its target in Housing delivery in order to increase the stock of available homes in the State.
Expressing his satisfaction with the quality of houses built at Idale by Echostone Nigeria, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Housing, Mr. Wasiu Akewusola, said that more housing schemes will soon be developed by the State with the technology introduced by the firm.
Akewusola said that the partnering firm employed an innovative technology that is fast, safe and energy-saving, adding that “We are pacesetters. Beyond the provision of houses, Lagos State intends to continue to set the benchmark in quality and affordability in housing projects”.