MR Bosun Jeje, the Lagos State Commissioner for Housing has called on private investors to join the ministry’s Public Private Partnership (PPP) initiative.
He said at the “handing over of Chief Anthony Enahoro Housing Estate, Shogunro in Ogba Lagos that the PPP was aimed at delivering affordable houses to people.
According to him, this will ensure that affordable houses are delivered through the Lagos Mortgage Home Ownership Scheme (HOMS).
“Since the kick off of a new phase of housing for Lagos residence started in 2013, more than 1000 houses have been built and delivered on mortgage.
“This latest addition, 20 residential blocks of 240 housing units of one-bedroom, two-bedroom and three-bedroom flats, will ensure that Lagos middle class live in a decent environment.
“It is also a wake-up call on the private investors to join the PPP programme of the ministry to build houses for the people,’’ he said.
Jeje said that the estate would further reduce the huge housing deficits in the state.
Mr. Adam Adedimeji, the Chairman of the Estate’s Residents Association, said that the Lagos HOMS had put a smile on the faces of the beneficiaries of the housing units.
He pointed out that houses had also removed problems involved in building personal houses in the state.
Adedimeji, however, requested state government to fulfill its promise of providing alternative power supply to the estate.
He also appealed to the government to facilitate the receipt of the residents’ copies of their Executed Deed of Mortgage.
He further requested that government should help in providing security in the Estate.