Posted by News Express | 7 December 2020 | 293 times
By GRACE ALEGBA
The Lagos State Government on Tuesday says it will inaugurate its first eco-green 252 Affordable Public Housing Scheme in Idale, Badagry, this week.
A statement by Mrs Adeola Salako, spokesperson of the Lagos State Ministry of Housing said the Commissioner in the ministry, Mr Moruf Akinderu-Fatai, made the remarks during a chat with journalists in his office.
Akinderu-Fatai said the inauguration was in line with ongoing efforts to bridge the housing deficit in the state.
“The housing scheme which was constructed by the state’s Ministry of Housing in collaboration with Echostone Development Nigeria Limited, has 252 units of two bedroom bungalows on an expanse of 12.5 hectares in Idale in Badagry.
“The estate which is one of the products of the State’s Ministry of Housing was borne out of a Joint Venture with Echostone Development Nigeria Limited, and based on an innovative building technology that supports housing production within optimal time at reduced cost,” he said.
Akinderu-Fatai said that the land for the project was provided by the state government while the private partner built the homes under the supervision of the ministry.
He said the estate was an evidence of the state government’s commitment to making Lagos a 21st Century Economy by providing decent homes for residents.
“Furthermore, the project is unique because it is the first green estate to be owned by the state government.
“Lagos State Affordable Public Housing Scheme 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, Street lights, Spaces for Community activities, Road network and Drainage as well as perimeter fence,” he said.
According to the commissioner, the inauguration will be performed on Dec. 11 by the Governor of Lagos State Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu. (NAN)
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