By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta
Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has been lauded for fulfilling his electioneering promises on the provision of affordable homes for workers at Prince Court Estate, Abeokuta.
He was also applauded for the approval of interest rate reduction to enable workers to access the houses through mortgage facilities, from 18 per cent to six per cent.
The Head of Service(HoS), Tpl Amope Chokor, gave the commendation while on supervision of the Estate being constructed by the State Government at Kemta, Idi-Aba, Abeokuta, assuring that the project would be delivered to successful applicants by May 29, 2020, to mark the present administration’s one year anniversary in office.
“We want to thank our worker-friendly Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun for this laudable project. He has approved that those of our officers who will be accessing mortgage facilities will enjoy a reduction from 18 per cent to six per cent. We have been assured that the houses will be delivered to successful officers by May 29. So, for workers who have applied, the project is real”, she said.
Explaining the development of the housing project, the Acting General Manager, Ogun State Housing Corporation, Estate Surveyor and Valuer, Akinwale Ojo, said the Estate would consist 250 units of affordable houses for workers, saying ‘’the Corporation is presently working on 100 units, mixture of three- bedroom detached and two-bedroom semi- detached, which is about 65 to 70 per cent completed and would be delivered as promised’’.
Mr Soji Anileleye commended Governor Dapo Abiodun led administration in the state for being a civil servant’s government. Added since 30th of May, 2019 civil servants salaries have been paid as at when due.
Added that this will enable government workers to accessed this mortgaged property and become a landlord of their own.