Lagos gov commissions 480 housing units at Ibeshe, names it B.O Benson Estate

Lagos gov commissions 480 housing units at Ibeshe, names it B.O Benson Estate
November 26 06:15 2021 Print This Article

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 good people of Lagos State.

The Governor, who also performed the  Ground Breaking Ceremony of LagosHOMS Ibeshe Phase 11, said that that his administration has created17,000 direct  jobs and 18,000 indirect jobs through the 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.

The Governor said: “I wish to say that in the past two and half years, we have been earnestly addressing the huge housing deficit in the State. It is important to note that the gap in supply and demand of homes is not peculiar to Lagos State. Accommodation deficit is a challenge associated with all urban cities in the world. The situation in Lagos is however challenging because of the population growth rate of the State. The massive migration of people from all over the federation to Lagos State places a great pressure on the available housing facilities.

“In order to cope with this trend, the State Government regards it as a duty to keep on building more homes to take care of the increasing housing needs of  its residents. About five weeks ago, we commissioned an Estate of 100 homes constructed through joint venture  in Lekki. Today, we are here again to release another set of 480 homes delivered through direct budgetary allocation.

“In utilising these two strategies of partnership with the private sector and budgetary allocation, we have been able to deliver 13 thirteen  major housing schemes all over the State. We are still counting because we are still at work in a number of housing construction sites all over the State. Apart from the one being commissioned today, three schemes are virtually ready and awaiting commissioning at Sangotedo, Odo-Onosa Ayandelu, and Agbowa.”

Governor Sanwo-Olu said that  by the time his administration is marking the third anniversary, a total of 7000 homes would have been delivered to the people, adding that the state government is also embarking on partnership with private sector to provide more housing needs of the the people. He said the private sector involvement in housing development is vital to a robust housing delivery policy.

“Within this location, there is also a joint venture housing scheme which is being constructed in collaboration with a private investor. This is just one of the partnership efforts of this administration. There are still other joint venture schemes at Ijora-Badia, Tolu-Ajegunle, Lekki and Ajah to mention a few. By involving the private sector, the State is widening the home provision net and opening the door wider for more home ownership opportunities,” he said.

The governor hinted that the provision of more housing facilities in urban, suburban and rural areas is part of his administration’s  T.H.E.M.E.S agenda, saying housing falls under the Pillar M-making Lagos a 21st Century Economy, explaining that the state government is focusing on the Built sector as a driving factor for economic development, social in

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