Lagos Adds 360 Housing Units

Lagos State commissioned 360 housing units in Ikorodu according to the Vanguard online. These homes will add to the current stock and put a small dent in Nigeria’s gaping housing deficit.

The residential homes consist of one, two and three-bedroom units and the community has a central sewage system, water treatment plant, solid road network and streetlights.

The Commissioner of Housing, Mr. Moruf Akinderu-Fatai was pleased with the progress at the site and proclaimed the state’s commitment to continue to bring forth affordable, decent housing to Lagosians.

“Reducing the housing deficit and bringing more people on the home-ownership ladder through the provision of affordable and quality homes are tasks that are germane to building a 21st-century economy.”

The commissioner also disclosed that in the year 2020, 3,500 homes in Sangotedo, Idale, Badagry, Odo Onasa/Ayandelu, Ibeshe, Egan-Igando, and Ajara will be delivered by the government and joint ventures.

This is a step in the right direction, and all progress should be celebrated, we only hope that more states get on board, and tackle the looming crisis of the housing deficit head on.

It also behooves private developers and investors to put their money where their mouths are and plan, develop and deliver affordable housing units to the millions of Nigerians that are in need.

Let’s not rely completely on the government to provide for our needs- we should take this responsibility on our shoulders and collectively create sustainable solutions.

Roman Kingsley

Journalist based in the United States and Nigeria, focusing on Real Estate Development and the stories emerging in and around the built environment.