Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Wednesday inaugurated the Igbogbo-Baiyeku (2B), Ikorodu, which was 7th housing scheme by the state government since the Sanwo-Olu’s administration came on board in the last two years.
During the commissioning, the governor named the new housing estate located at Igbogbo-Baiyeku Local Council Development Area, after former Minister of Works, Adeseye Ogunlewe. The estate is a 360 units of three, two and one bedroom of 120units each.
The governor also gifted a Nollywood star, Mrs Lanre Hassan popularly known as “Iya Awero” in Yoruba speaking movie, a three bedroom flat in appreciation of her contribution to the movie industry and urgent housing need.
Sanwo-Olu said the housing projects was part of his administration’s drive to provide housing for all Lagosians.
“Against all odds, our vision for a revamped housing sector has moved from the drawing table to the level of implementation and delivery.
This Housing Scheme symbolizes our unwavering commitment to the Greater Lagos Project, and our determination to build and deliver modern homes so that irrespective of social or economic class, all Lagosians enjoy the dividends of democracy and good governance,” the governor said.
“At the commissioning of Alhaji Lateef Jakande Estate, Igando in 2019, I promised that all ongoing housing projects in various parts of the state would be delivered on schedule.
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,” he added.
The governor further said “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.”
“The delivery of this estate should serve as a reminder that we will keep justifying the confidence of the people in our government by fulfilling our promises. I am glad that the expectation of many Lagosians is being actualized today. I promise that more Lagosians will experience this feeling of accomplishment during the tenure of this administration,” the givernor said.
The Commissioner for Housing, Lagos
State, Hon. Moruf Akinderu-Fatai (FCIS) said the 7th Housing Scheme will cater “for both the high net individuals but most especially the low income earners.
“This housing project being commissioned today has 360 homes comprising 120 one bedroom, 120 two bedrooms and 120 three bedrooms’ apartments in 30 blocks. . As can be seen, it has
modern infrastructure that has been put in place to enhance decent living. These include ample car parks, street lights, water reticulation plant and modern sewage treatment plant. Apart from
other intrinsic benefits of this scheme, we are glad to say that it will definitely change the statistics of housing deficit in the state and stem the usual drift to city centres.,” he said.
While receiving key to one of the three bedroom flat presented to her by the governor, “Iya Awero’ thanked Governor Sanwo-Olu for fulfilling his promise to her to assist her with a decent accomodation.
The governor also commissioned the new, modernised Igbogbo -Bayeku LCDA Secretariat.