Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State on Thursday commissioned 480 Housing Units of LagosHOMS at Ibeshe, describing the estate as a modern residential estate dedicated to the well-being of the people of Lagos State.
The governor, who also performed the Ground Breaking Ceremony of LagosHOMS Ibeshe Phase 11, said that his administration has created17,000 direct jobs and 18,000 indirect jobs through construction work in various housing schemes, adding that the housing projects have direct economic engagements for consultants, contractors and artisans in the state.
Speaking while unveiling another set of 480 homes delivered through direct budgetary allocation, Sanwo-Olu, said that every responsive government knows the impact of good and decent homes on the welfare of the people.
He said that a decent home enhances the quality of life and promotes a general sense of wellbeing.
These, the governor said, have a ripple effect on other areas of life by adding meaning and essence to living .
He added that it is in acknowledgement of this fact that his administration considers housing development to be a priority on its agenda.
The governor hinted that provision of housing remains one of the mandate of his administration, adding that the commissioning ceremony was clear testimony and indication of fulfilment of electoral promises.
Governor Sanwo-Olu said that by the time his administration is marking the third anniversary, a total of 7,000 homes would have been delivered to the people, adding that the government is also embarking on partnership with private sector to provide more housing needs for the the people.
He said the private sector involvement in housing development is vital to a robust housing delivery policy.
On his part, Commissioner for Housing, Moruf Akinderu-Fatai, said the commissioning ceremony shows, beyond all doubt, the readiness of the present administration to drive with great vigor, an all-round development of the state.
The commissioner said that the estate which is constructed through budgetary allocation is located close to the shoreline thereby making it a choice residential scheme.