Lagos state Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Wednesday commissioned of a newly-built 492-flat housing project at Igando, a densely populated suburb in Alimosho area of Lagos.
The project which was named after the first civilian Governor of Lagos, Alhaji Lateef Jakande, was started in 2012 under the Home Ownership Scheme of the administration of ex-Governor Babatunde Fashola, but was abandoned for four years.
At the event, which marked the commemoration of the Governor’s 100 days in office, Sanwo-Olu said his government’s move to complete the project was a testimony to his campaign pledge to complete and deliver all critical projects inherited from the last administration.
He said: “Today, history is being made as we commission a housing estate named after an icon, a role model and the first Executive Governor of Lagos State, Alhaji Lateef Jakande. Among his many sterling achievements, Alhaji Jakande’s indelible legacy in the provision of mass housing in Lagos still remains our guiding light.
“It is instructive to note that the completion and the official commissioning of Lateef Kayode Jakande Garden Estate in Igando today is a testimony to our resolve to deliver on the pledge to complete all critical projects inherited from the last administration.
“I am excited today because, within 100 days, this is the third time I am coming to this facility to ensure it is delivered and put into use. With the completion of the Estate, we have prevented government’s resources from being wasted.”
In his speech, Commissioner for Housing, Hon. Moruf Akinderu-Fatai, said the Government would deliver additional 1,250 home in different parts of the state within the next six months.
He said: “Today’s inauguration of Jakande Garden Estate is the beginning of other housing projects coming. With sense of determination and unequivocal commitment to serve the public cause, we will like to assure Lagosians that, in the next six months, we shall work hard through proper planning and judicious execution to conclude the ongoing housing schemes in Igbogbo, Sangotedo, Iponri, Gbagada and Omole. This will add a total of 1250 homes to the existing figure.”