Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu State yesterday inaugurated 480 Housing Unit of LagosHOMS at Ibeshe, describing the estate as a modern residential estate dedicated to the wellbeing of the good people of Lagos. The governor, who also performed the ceremony of LagosHOMS Ibeshe Phase II, said his administration had created 17,000 direct and 18,000 indirect jobs through the construction work in various housing schemes, adding that the housing projects have direct economic engage ments for consultants, contractors and artisans in the State. Speaking while unveiling another set of 480 homes delivered through direct budgetary allocation, Sanwo- Olu, said every responsive government knows the impact of good and decent homes on the welfare of the people. He said that a decent home enhances the quality of life and promotes a general sense of wellbeing.
The governor, who also named the estate after B.O. Benson, hinted that provision of housing remains one of the mandate of his administration, adding that the commissioning ceremony was clear testimony and indication of fulfillment of electoral promises.
He said: “I wish to say that in the past two and a half years, we have been earnestly addressing the huge housing deficit in the state. It is important to note that the gap in supply and demand of homes is not peculiar to Lagos State. “Accommodation deficit is a challenge associated with all urban cities in the world. The situation in Lagos is however challenging because of the population growth rate of the state. “The massive migration of people from all over the federation to Lagos State places a great pressure on the available housing facilities.