In commemoration of the 2017 World Habitat Day, the Lagos State Governor Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Monday, October 9, 2017 has reemphasized the commitment of his administration towards solving the housing problem facing Lagos state.
Speaking at the ceremony organized by the Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development with the theme, ‘Housing Policies: Affordable Homes’ which held at Adeyemi Bero Auditorium, Alausa, Lagos Mainland, the Governor reassured what his administration stands for, adding that his administration’s promise to improve the living conditions of Lagos residents is still very intact.
He stated that he is using the day’s occasion as a platform for all stakeholders and government representatives to deliberate, raise critical questions and proffer solutions.
Representing Governor Akinwunmi Ambode was his Deputy, Dr. (Mrs) Oluranti Adebule who said that a total of 4,355 Housing units have been commissioned across the 3 Senatorial Districts of the state, emphasizing that the plan of the present administration is to deliver 20,000 in the next 3 years, which according to him will close the housing deficits gap and improve access of citizens to affordable housing.
In conclusion, Ambode said, “we strive to provide the enabling environment for investment in the housing sector, we are open to new ideas, new technology and new methods. The private sector remains our key partner in ensuring the delivery of decent, functional and affordable housing in the quantity that will match the demand across the State,”