By; Niyi Ogungbola, Abeokuta.
Ogun State Government has commissioned a total of 160 units of 2 and 3 bedroom detached and semi-detached bungalows as part of efforts at providing affordable housing for its workforce.
Wife of the President, Hajia Aisha Muhammadu Buhari while commissioning the phase I of the estate, named after the first Head of Service in the State, Chief Adedotun Degun located in Laderin, Abeokuta, commended the State Government for its commitment at making life comfortable for the workers.
Hajia Aisha Buhari, who was represented by Minister for Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun while unveiling the plague, commended the vision of Senator Ibikunle Amosun-led administration in providing standard housing unit for the state civil servants, urging the workers to continue to support the government’s mission of rebuilding the state.
Hajia Buhari added that the construction of the edifice estate was a remarkable achievement for the present administration in the housing sector, noting that the initiative would have great impact on the socio-economic development of the state and the country at large.
Governor Ibikunle Amosun on his part said that the workers estate would reduce the hardship civil servants undergo to have home of their own, adding that the gesture would avail them the opportunity to access decent homes at affordable cost.
He added that the project was part of his mandate on Home Ownership which seeks to deliver fully serviced homes to hundreds of families within its workforce.
The Governor said the houses which were fully serviced have been subsidized, explaining that the first phase which was being commissioned comprised of 68 units of 2 bedroom semi-detached flats and 92 units of 3 bedroom semi-detached totalling 160 units.
Also speaking, the Special Adviser on Housing Development and General Manager of Ogun State Housing Corporation, Arch. Jumoke Akinwunmi appreciated those that contributed to the success of the Estate, adding that 30 per cent of the project had been subsidised by Ogun State Government, saying that all the housing units are ready with all the facilities needed.
Akinwunmi noted the achievement was an affirmation that the Corporation could build houses that would be affordable for the civil servants.
Four former Heads of Service in the State Chief Babatunde Osokoya, Surv. Godwin Ogun, Princess Iyabo Odulate-Yusuf and Mrs. Modupe Adekunle who witnessed the commissioning, commended the efforts of the State Government on its home ownership programme.
In a related development, a total number of 650 ultra-modern open stalls have been commissioned for traders whose shops were affected by the road expansion projects carried out by the State Government at the Itoku market.
Governor Amosun assured the traders that his administration would not relent at providing the needed social amenities that would improve the fortunes of the traders in the State.
Ogun commissions 160 housing units for workers
By; Niyi Ogungbola, Abeokuta.