Ogun state Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun ,Thursday, commissioned about 130 housing units at the Kemta Housing Estate Abeokuta, with a promise that his administration will construct another 2500 units in the next four years.
Christened Prince Court Estate, the housing project falls within the first phase of the 300 detached and semi-detached of two and three-bedroom structures to be constructed at the site.
Governor Abiodun said the project is first in the series of housing estates being undertaken by his administration across the state, adding that the each estates will provided with amenities, such as tarred road, water supply, good drainage system, fence, security and power supply.
He said though shelter as one of the basic needs of human beings, has continued to be one of the most expensive assets to own by individuals, his government would harness all resources and manpower to reduce poverty and provide affordable shelter for the people.
Noting that the estate was an attestation of his administration’s commitment towards infrastructural development in general and provision of decent shelter, Abiodun disclosed that the second phase of the 300 housing units would commence in the next few weeks, which according to him, will be over 10 percent of housing units targeted in four years.
He said housing projects were commenced simultaneously in the state through the the Ogun State Housing Corporation, Ministry of Housing and the Ogun State Property and Investment Corporation (OPIC), in order to be able to deliver the houses and reducing the housing deficits in the state.
The governor noted that the project was part of the incumbent government’s wholesome design for Greater Abeokuta as a befitting Capital City.
Earlier in his remarks, the Commissioner for Housing, Jamiu Omoniyi, said the estate, which is in the category of affordable housing was built in 92 days and engaged 5,040 direct labourers drawn from the locality.