The Lagos state government, through the Ministry of Housing, has said it is set to renovate, beautify and upgrade its existing estates to meet 21st century standards and enhance quality of life of residents.
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Housing, Mr. Wasiu Akewusola, disclosed this at a virtual meeting with the Residents Associations and Facility Managers of various state-owned Estates on Wednesday July 8.
He, however, bemoaned the present state of some estates, which he described as having faded externals, hence, do not befit the greater Lagos image.
Akewusola, whom the State Director of Estates, Mrs. Olayinka Patunola-Ajayi represented, revealed that the state government was considering the systematic upgrade of the aesthetics of existing estates in order to enhance the quality of life of the residents.
The permanent secretary, therefore, appealed to the Residents’ Associations and the Facility Managers assigned to work in each estate to do so harmoniously in order to achieve the set goals and objectives of the exercise.
“Henceforth, both the Residents’ Associations and Facility Managers will be signatories to the bank accounts meant for the maintenance of the estates,” he adds.
While seizing the opportunity of the online forum to appeal to residents who are in default of their payments to the State government to pay up, Akewusola hinted that a Taskforce will soon be empowered to commence enforcement on outstanding payments.Follow us on social media