The Lagos State Government has added another twenty units of two-bedroom blocks of flats to the housing stock in the State.
Constructed by the State Development and Property Corporation,LSDPC, the mini housing estate which is known as Love Garden Apartments is situated in the heart of Surulere area of the State.
Governor Sanwo-Olu who unveiled the apartments on Allen road in Surulere, also handed over the Omolewa Vocational Centre to the people.
The Governor described the mini housing estate and vocational school project as another testament of a promise kept in line with the development agenda he unveiled prior to his election.
He said “this project is part of our challenge at the rebuilding of a greater Lagos that we promised you, to ensure that development get to every nooks and crannies of the State, to ensure that every part of the State feels purposeful governance, that indeed, the real dividends of democracy is brought to where people are and they can feel the impact of government in their lives and in everything they do”
He also challenged land owners and residents on the regeneration of the area.
“For residents living in this neighbourhood, this development presents an opportunity to key into the Government’s urban regeneration programme and improve their environment to raise the quality of living. We must join hands to ensure the mega status of Lagos is sustained,” Sanwo-Olu said.
In a remark, the Commissioner for Housing, Mr Moruf Akinderu Fatai said Lagosians should look forward to the handing over of more housing units before the end of the year as the current administration is determined to bridge the housing gap.
On his part, the Chairman of the State Universal Basic Education Board, Mr Wahab Alawiye-King described the land on which the mini estate and Vocational Centre was constructed as a liability turned into asset because it used to be the nursing section of the defunct government demonstration school compound which had been taken over by unknown elements.
Earlier, LSDPC Managing Director, Mr. Ayodeji Joseph said the Corporation would be inviting the Governor to unveil the Ilupeju Garden and first phase of Iconic Towers before the end of the year.
The three suspended floors twin blocks Apartments are tastefully finished with ample car parks and would be supplied with a twenty four hour power.