LagosHoms Sangotedo Phase I Inaugurated As Sanwo-Olu Reiterates Plan to Resuscitate MasterCraft Programme
Seven hundred and seventy-four housing units of mixed one, two and three bed apartments have been inaugurated at LAGOSHOMS Sangotedo Phase 1, in Eti-Osa Council Area by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu
The housing project which is the 14th to be inaugurated by the current administration is also the largest to be completed so far under the Lagos Home Ownership mortgage schemes.
In his remarks during the occasion, Governor Sanwo-Olu highlighted various initiatives embarked upon by his government towards the provvision of affordable housing for residents, including the proposed monthly rental, restated commitment to give succour to as many people as possible while also creating livable communities for people so that they can be psychologically and physically fit to contribute their quota to the development of Lagos.
Governor Sanwo-Olu tasked would-be residents of the housing estate on maintenance of the shared facilities and the need for them to fulfill their obligations.
With ample car parks for residents and visitors to the gated estate, the LagosHoms Sangotedo phase1 also have overhead and underground water treatment and supply storage, external electrification from the National grid with an injection station of 15MVA and 7 transformers of 500KVA capacity each.
The Governor also assured Lagosians that the plan to train unemployed youths to become professional artisans and crafts men and also retrain existing ones in line current realities is still on course.
The Governor said that the skilled labour training under the MasterCraft programme would reduce incidence of collapsed building to the minimum, create employment for the teemng youths of Lagos and boost the State economy.
Noting that the ongoing construction of housing units under the LagosHoms scheme is already providing jobs for a hohh number of residents, Governor Sanwo-Olu said that the new crop of professional artisans and craftsmen would be trained in batches of 200 by the Ministry of Housing beginning in the new Year to ensure that they are fit for purpose.
“We will do more of this skill upgrading in the new year particularly through our various ministries and agencies. Meanwhile, an artisan training package tagged MasterCraft Programme is about to commence through the State s Ministry of Housing. It is a long term programme targeted at 1000 artisans and it shall be in batches of 200 to ensure intensive impartation of knowledge and skills. The first leg of the programme will be for six weeks and will be centred on critical construction trades such as Electrical Installation and Maintenance Works; Painting and Decorating; Plumbing and Pipe-Fitting; Carpentry and Furniture Making and Masonry (Block laying and Concreting),” he said.
In his remarks, the Commissioner for Housing, Mr Moruf Akinderu-Fatai said when the Phase two of the project which is already under construction is delivered, the stock of housing in the LagosHoms scheme in the area would be increased by four hundred and forty-four.
Mr Moruf Akinderu-Fatai appealed to Lagos residents to continue to support government by paying their taxes as and when due.