Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has said that his administration was working towards ensuring that the people of the State have access to decent and affordable accommodation.
Governor Abiodun stated this after inspecting the ongoing construction of houses at Prince Court Estate, Kemta, Idi-Aba, Abeokuta, saying the project was in line with social welfare vision of his administration to better the lot of the people.
While attributing the delay in completing the project on time to the COVID-19 pandemic, he assured that the first batch of 130 units of the 500 units, which was 95 percent ready, would be completed before the end of the week.
“This project is in line with our vision of social welfare to provide details housing to our people. I am impressed with what I have seen here and I want to commend the workers of the Ministry of Housing for doing a wonderful work”, the Governor noted.
The Governor informed that the project was carried out through direct labour, mostly by residents from the surrounding areas, pledging that similar project would be replicated in Ijebu-Ode, Sagamu, Ota and Ilaro, while Ibafo and Mowe axis of the State would also not be left out of.
“This project is done through direct labour. We did not award the construction of this estate to any contractor. The people working here were gotten from the catchment areas. We trained some of them and they in turn utililised their skills here”, the Governor explained.
Also Speaking, the Commissioner for Housing, Mr. Jamiu Omoniyi, said the Estate, made up of two and three bedroom bungalows, was equipped with pipe born water, well paved roads, perimeter fence, drainages and other facilities.
Press Officer, Office of the Governor