Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Wednesday reiterated his administration’s commitment in building affordable houses across the state for Lagosians.
The governor made the affirmation at the commissioning of Bayview Estate, Ikate-Elegushi, Lekki.
The newly commissioned project made it 11 housing estate that would be commission by Governor Sanwo-Olu’s administration in two years.
The commissioned project consists of100-unit of 68 terraces of 4 bedrooms with a maid’s room each and 32 flats of 3 bedrooms also with a maid’s room each.
Sanwo-Olu who was a former Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Lagos State Development and Property Corporation (LSDPC), initiated the project four years ago when he still at the helm of affairs of the organization.
The project is a joint venture between the state government and Misa Ltd.
Speaking at the event, the governor disclosed that before the end of the year and first quarter of next year, another set of housing estates will be commissioned at Ibese, Ikorodu, Agbowa, Anthony, Sangotedo, and Epe.
He said that phase two of the commissioning projects will also be initiated at the same time, assuring that his administration will continue to work with the private sector in addressing the issue of housing deficit in the state.
Sanwo-Olu commiserated with LSDPC over the lost of one of its staff, Wakilu Amusa, who was part the team that made the project a reality.
The late Amusa, who put in over 20 years in service, died early on Wednesday, few hours before the commissioning.
Sanwo-Olu said: “In honour of Engr Wakilu Hamzat, we name block C after him. I enjoin our engineers to specially paint the block and we will be able to acknowledge his great work.
“Wakilu was somebody I personally know. He will be greatly missed but we thank God for his life. He has put in nothing less than 25 years in the service.”
He promised that the state government would sponsor his children education through schorlarship.
In his remarks, Commissioner for Housing, Mr. Moruf Akinderu-Fatai said Sanwo-Olu’s administration is committed to resolve the housing deficit in the state in order to boost its economy and increase Internally Generated Revenue.
He stated that construction works at the various housing schemes across the state had resulted in economic vibrancy for both skilled workers and artisans through creation of direct and indirect employment.