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Sanwo-Olu Commissions 18 Blocks Of Classroom In Elemoro

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Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Tuesday commissioned a newly constructed Elemoro Community Junior Secondary School with sporting facilities.

The governor also commissioned 744 flats in 62 blocks at Lagoshoms Sangotedo Phase 1.

Unveiling the school, Sanwo-Olu recalled that more than two years ago, his administration expressed the commitment to the education sector and the desire to ensure that every child in Lagos has unrestricted access to qualitative education.

“I am delighted to have you all here with me as we demonstrate our committment to fulfilling our obligation to the education sector through this commissioning of the newly constructed Elemoro Community Junior Secondary School here in Elemoro.

“This newly constructed educational facility is a project that is very dear to my heart and has made me extremely pleased. It is a fulfilment of my promise to provide the Okeodo Elemoro Iwerekun community with a secondary school.

“I am greatly pleased today because with the commissioning of this school, many children in this localty will now have access to secondary education and the platform through which they can fulfill their dreams and ambitions for the future without having to travel kilometers to another community for secondary education.

“I am pleased to let you know that this Elemoro Junior Secondary School facility is a state of the art facility that consists of 18-classroom block, comprising 12 standard classrooms, six special rooms for Home Economics, Technology, Art/Music studio, science laboratory, Library and ICT room.

” It also contains teachers offices, sickbay, standard canteen block and over thirty toilet facilities. It is also a delight to let you all know that this brand new school also comes with sport facilities including a 40 by 25 meters football pitch, a six lane sandwich Athletics Running Track and a spacious seating arena,” he said.

Sanwo-Olu said his adminstration’s approach to constructing new schools, rehabilitating and revamping existing ones is all encompassing.

Commending Governor Sanwo-Olu on the edifice, Managing Director, Federal Housing Authority, Senator Gbenga Ashafa, said that people of the community would forever be grateful to the governor for taking education to the next level with state-of-the-art facility.

Ashafa, who was the former Senator, representing Lagos East Senatorial District, said that with the facility the pupils would be able to combine learning with sporting activities.

At the commissioning of the 744 homes, Sanwo-Olu said his administration is committed to providing mass housing, based on the fact that shelter is a basic need common to all people,

The governor said the government not only build houses, it creates homes in livable communities, providing support infrastructure within the environment to add value to the lives of people.

The governor further said the state government is set for the enforcement of a monthly tenancy on property occupancy from 2022, stating that the percentage of residents depending on tenancy arrangement for housing in Lagos State is quite high.

He said: “While building homes for those with home ownership dreams, we are also determined  to cater for numerous others who may not have plans to own homes bit have immediate needs for decent shelter.

“The monthly tenancy is a pro- people plan to reduce financial  pressure of yearly rent on tenants. The goal of this policy is to equate rental arrangements with mode of earning which is by and large monthly.

“We have talked through this policy and an agreement has been reached by representatives of tenants, financiers and the state government.

“This however should not be a cause of discontent or alarm for landlords or real estate agencies. Adequate legislative review is being done to ensure that rental default is reduced to the barest minimum.”

Sanwo-Olu also said plans are on to reduce cost of property development and enhance quality in housing development through the building of competence for local artisans and craftsmen.

 

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