Ogun State Government has revealed that the ongoing 150 housing units at Kobape town, in Obafemi Owode Local Government Area, will be ready for allocation by January 2021.
Commissioner for Housing, Jagunmolu Akande Omoniyi who stated this while fielding questions from newsmen during an inspection tour to the site of the first phase of the project, said the move was part of the State government’s determination to solve the housing deficit to bring succour to the people.
Omoniyi added that the housing units were being developed under direct labour, which had created employment and empowerment for over 1,500 artisans in the State.
He stated that the housing project was targeted at low-income earners who were willing to take advantage of the scheme, adding that 300 housing units were expected to be delivered at Kobape.
He noted that ‘’150 units will be ready for the first phase, while the remaining 150 units for the second phase will commence as soon as the first phase were been allocated”.
The Commissioner maintained that the Governor’s agenda of providing affordable housing remained unwavering, saying the ministry is currently working on the 100 units in Sagamu, while the same gesture would be replicated in Kemta Idi-Aba 2, Ijebu-Ode, Ota, and Ilaro.
On his part, the Director of Planning, Research and Statistics, Arc. Oladipupo Sunday commended the effort of the present administration for the provision of massive housing to meet the need of the people, admonishing the block-making operators in the site, to produce quality blocks in the delivery of smart houses.
In their separate remarks, a granite supplier, Mrs. Adejoke Soneye, and a block maker, Mr. Seye Akinde, appreciated the State government for the opportunity to contribute to its ‘Building our Future Together’ agenda.
Adeola Adebajo & Adegbenro Adenekan,
Press Officers, Ministry of Housing