Lagos Moves to Reduce Housing Deficit

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The Lagos State Government has concluded plans to commission its Affordable Public Housing Scheme in Idale, Badagry, on Friday, as part of efforts towards reducing the Housing deficit across the State.
The Commissioner for Housing, Mr. Moruf Akinderu-Fatai, who disclosed this today during a media chat in Alausa, stated that the housing scheme constructed by the State Government, in collaboration with Echostone Development Nigeria Limited, has 252 units of two-bedroom bungalows on an expanse of 12.5 hectares in Idale, Badagry.
According to him “The Estate, which is one of the several initiatives of the Ministry of Housing, was borne out of a Joint Venture with Echostone Development Nigeria Limited based on an innovative building technology that supports housing production within optimal time at reduced cost”.
He revealed that the land on which the scheme is sited was provided by the State Government while the Partner built the homes with the supervision of the Ministry of Housing, adding that the project is a testament to the Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu led administration’s avowed commitment to ‘Making Lagos a 21st Century Economy’ by providing modern homes for its citizenry.
Akinderu-Fatai averred that the scheme is unique because it is the first green Estate to be owned by the State Government, saying that “The Lagos State Affordable Public Housing Scheme in Idale is an eco-friendly housing scheme as each house comes with two trees and a garden. Also, the homes are easy to maintain because the design supports energy efficiency in terms of power and water usage”.
“The Estate also comes with state-of-the-art infrastructure such as water treatment plant, central sewage treatment plant, streetlights, spaces for community activities, road network and drainage as well as perimeter fence”, he added.
The Commissioner disclosed that the commissioning of the Idale Housing Project will be performed on Friday, 11th December 2020 by the Governor of Lagos State Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu.

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