Governor Babajide Sanwo Olu of Lagos State on Wednesday inaugurated the Bayview Estate, a 100 units of housing project in Ikate-Elegushi, Lekki area of the state.
Mr Sanwo-Olu said at the inauguration that the 100-unit housing project was made up of 68 terraces of four bedrooms and 32 flats of three bedrooms, on a total land area of 23,000sqm.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Bayview Estate is a joint venture project between the Lagos State Development and Property Corporation (LSDPC) and Misa Ltd.
According to him, the state government is building for everybody; for the upper-middle market, middle market and also for the medium to low earners.
”We are in a dynamic environment and we will continue to work with our private sector developers.
”There are so many other private sector schemes that we are jointly working with organized private sector to be able to have houses that are affordable and are accessible to our citizens.
”We have done 11 housing estates in less than three years, over two and a half years that we came to government, and we still have a lot more that we are pushing,” he said.
Highlight of the program is the naming of a block of the LSDPC building after a GL-15 staff, late Wakilu Hamzat.
The late Hamzat, who had put in not less than 25 years service in the corporation died in the early hours of Wednesday, few hours before the inauguration of Bayview Estate.
”In honor of Engr Wakilu Hamzat, we name block C after him. I enjoin our engineers to specially paint the block and we will be able to acknowledge his great work.
”Wakilu was somebody I personally know. He will be greatly missed but we thank God for his life. He has put in not less than 25 years in the service,” the governor said.
Sanwo-Olu promised that the state government would sponsor his children’s education.
In his opening remarks, Moruf Akinderu-Fatai, Commissioner for Housing, said that completing more homes in the state re-echoed and underscored a resolve to bring solutions to housing deficit.
Mr Akinderu-Fatai added that the initiative would revitalize the economy.
“Through various interventions in the housing sector, more homes have been provided and many livable and model communities have been created all over the state.
”Construction works at the various sites of housing schemes have also resulted in economic vibrancy for both skilled workers and artisans through creation of direct and indirect employment.
”The local economies of the project areas have also been greatly revitalised with increased commercial activities from both the supply and demand angle of housing development.
”We will spare no efforts in ensuring that no housing scheme is left uncompleted. With the support and cooperation of everyone, the dream of a greater Lagos will emerge fully even in our time,” he said.
Also, Dhikrullah Har-Yusuph, LSDPC Managing Director, said that site of the Bayview Estate was a far cry from what could be seen presently.
”This land is a marshy, swampy lowland that is typical of the terrain in this vicinity. To this end, I will like to acknowledge the massive investment committed by our partner, Messrs. Misa Ltd into the sub-structural element of the estate.
”Today, we have an estate ready for habitation without any fear of flooding, despite the terrain,” Har-Yusuph said.