Gov Abiodun pledges to deliver 2,000 affordable housing units
By Segun Ayinde, Abeokuta
Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun state, on Sunday, said that the main objective of his administration in the housing sector was to provide 2,000 affordable houses to the people of the state. He disclosed this when he inspected the new housing project in Kobape, Obafemi-Owode local government area of the state.
Abiodun, who said the first phase of the project was 500 units of two- and three-bedroom expanded units, said that the purpose of the housing project was to give Abeokuta, the state capital and other local government areas a new face lift.
He said, “We are targeting 2000 units which will make history since the creation of the state by any administration. The first phase of this project is 500 units of two and three bedroom expanded units.
“Before we embarked on this project, we did a survey in line with our inclusiveness. We wanted to be sure that the housing we are providing meets the expectations of our people in terms of size of the land, building, affordability and the location of the project,” he added.
The governor noted that the new housing projects in Kobape would be completed between April and May this year as it would accommodate all sub sectors in the building industry by providing employment to unskilled artisans who would be employed and trained on site
According to him, the Kobape housing project had affected the ecosystem of the area, as business activities had sprung up in the axis, adding that similar projects were ongoing at Ikenne, Sagamu, Ijebu-Ode, Ota and Ilaro areas of the state
“As we replicate this model across the state, it begins to draw us closer to achieving our objective of empowering our people and touching their lives positively. What we are doing here is also going on in Ikenne, Sagamu, Ijebu-Ode, Ota and Ilaro,” he said.
He, therefore, described housing as one of the pillars of the social well-being programmes of his government, saying that it would allow employment opportunity for the entire value chain of the building industry in the state.