Lagos State Governor, Mr Babatunde Fashola (SAN) on Thursday commissioned six different projects in various spheres like housing, healthcare, potable water and transportation with a promise that things can only get better for the residents of Lagos.
Speaking during the handing over of the 256 units of twin two and one bedroom flats in Igbogbo IIA to the people, Governor Fashola promised that government would soon unfold a mortgage scheme which would allow people who pay a 30 percent deposit for a home to own it by paying over some years.
Governor Fashola stated that the present administration would also ensure that everybody who lives in Lagos would be able to afford a home. â€˜â€™We want to create a newÂ class of home owners in Lagos Stateâ€, he said.
The Governor said he will ensure that only those who intend to live in the homes benefit from the scheme by preventing profiteers and speculators from abusing the scheme by buying and reselling.
The Lagos State Governor said the Igbogbo scheme which is also equipped with a Police Post would serve as a model of such buildings across Lagos, adding thatÂ the Police Post would also help to bring the law enforcement agents closer to the people as it has helped achieved in several overseas countries.
The Lagos State helmsman said the Igbogbo housing scheme is a vote of confidence for Nigeriaâ€™s local contractors as the houses were built 100 per cent by them.
At the handing over of the Maternal and Child Care Centre (MCC) in Ikorodu, the Governor said three out of the eight MCC have been completed in Isolo, Ifako Ijaiye and Ikorodu .