Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, yesterday, commissioned two housing projects in the Surulere and Eti-Osa area of the state which were completed by his administration.
He commissioned a total of 132-unit LagosHOMS projects at Iponri in Surulere area, and 84-unit Lekki Phase II housing project in Ikota, along Ajah corridor.
Sanwo-Olu named the 132-unit Iponri Housing Scheme after former Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Raji Fashola.
The governor said the resuscitation and completion of the two housing projects testified to his government’s commitment to improving the lives of Lagosians through service delivery in the area of infrastructure.
Sanwo-Olu said the LagosHOMS projects, being supervised by his administration, were being packaged to give citizens comfort through a stress-free ownership structure and mortgage scheme.
He said, “Today, we are gathered to mark yet another fulfillment of our promises in the housing sector. At the inception of this administration, we pledged to provide decent shelter for the people. This promise was made out of the conviction that housing is one of the basic needs of humans and a critical factor that determines the quality of life.
“In the past months, a lot of efforts had gone into completing many of the housing schemes inherited from the past administration. While some of these projects are funded through budgetary allocations, others are being financed through a joint venture with our development partners.”
Sanwo-Olu also inaugurated and handed over a laboratory and new office complex which the state government built for the National Veterinary Research Institute.
The NVRI edifice and research laboratory situated on Keffi Street, Ikoyi were built by the Lagos State Property Development Corporation in fulfilment of a partnership agreement entered into by Lagos and the federal government to end a protracted dispute over land ownership.
The two-storey complex will now be the new regional headquarters of the Institute founded in 1924.Follow us on social media