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.