Sanwo-Olu inaugurates two LBIC housing schemes in Amuwo-Odofin

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Photo caption: Newly built Lagos Building Investment Company (LBIC) Plc Project: 60 Units of Two and Three bedrooms named Rising Lagos Apartments at Amuwo-Odofin, Mile II, commissioned by Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Tuesday, July 2, 2024.

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Tuesday 2 July 2024, scaled up the Government’s housing stock with the inauguration of two newly completed housing schemes to meet the demand for decent homes in the State.

The Governor, joined by his Deputy, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, and other members of the State cabinet, commissioned a 10-storey Rising Lagos Apartment and multi-floor Greater Lagos LBIC/WGC Apartments in Amuwo Odofin area of the State. Both projects, built separately from each other, were developed and completed by Lagos State Building Investment Company (LBIC).

The 10-floor Rising Lagos Apartment built in Mile 2 is a three-block residential development with integrated multi-level parking lots; it consists of 50 units of three-bedroom flats and 10 units of two-bedroom flats, nestled in the serene Amuwo-Odofin neighbourhood.

The Greater Lagos LBIC/WGC Apartments, on the other hand, are a group of composite buildings sited on 18,682 square metres mini-estate in Mile 2. The Joint Venture development has 144 units of apartments, comprising 32-unit studios, 60 one-bedroom and 52 two-bedroom flats.

Sanwo-Olu said provision of decent accommodation remained the cornerstone of his administration’s efforts to building strong families, foster community development and improve the overall well-being of Lagosians.

The Governor said the two housing schemes were another projects inspired by his Government’s deliberate desire to address the housing deficit in urban areas, while making home ownership a reality for the residents.

He said: “This event is another momentous occasion in which the Government is delivering valuable dividends of democracy to our people. Today, we are unveiling two groundbreaking housing projects that are critical steps in the pursuit of the speedy actualisation of our vision of transforming Lagos to a 21st Century Economy in line with our T. H. E. M.E. S + agenda. and will contribute

“These schemes have been meticulously designed to provide modern, spacious, and comfortable living spaces that cater to the diverse needs of our residents. The Rising Lagos Apartments stand as a testament to our commitment to elevating the standard of living for our people and ensuring that they have access to high-quality housing.

“By offering a mix of housing options, we are not only addressing the housing deficit but also promoting social cohesion and economic integration. These projects are more than just buildings; they are symbols of hope and progress. They represent our unwavering resolve to tackle the housing challenges head-on and to provide our citizens with the dignity and security that come with home ownership.”

Sanwo-Olu said the schemes demonstrated his administration’s dedication to creating inclusive residential communities where people from different backgrounds could coexist, thrive and contribute to the growth of the State.

The Governor, however, said the housing needs of the State were far from being met, noting that the Government alone could not solve the housing challenges facing Lagos.

He said the State Government would continue to explore innovative solutions and form strategic partnerships with the private sector to raise the stock of the housing market.

The Governor said: “I urge private investors and stakeholders in the real estate sector to continue to seize the abundant opportunities in the State and to accept the partnership extended by our administration. Together, we can provide much-needed housing and work towards bridging the housing deficit in the State.”

LBIC Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Olusola Faleye, said the delivery of the projects was an indication that the State-owned property mortgage company remained strengthened and committed to continue to drive the transformative agenda of the Sanwo-Olu’s administration.

Faleye said the company would be pursuing development of more green buildings across the State in order to support the effort of the State Government in reducing greenhouse emissions from stationary energy in the built environment.

“We are working to significantly multiply mortgage contributors in LBIC, while also accelerating home ownership in Lagos. The initiative aims to aggressively build and facilitate ownership of affordable homes in 4 years, including the development of premium real estates,” the LBIC boss said.

LBIC Board Chairman, Mr. Hakeem Ogunniran, said the mortgage company had been repositioned and returned to profitability. He said the company’s governance structure had been reworked to create affordable mortgages for people seeking decent accommodation.

The 10-storey Rising Lagos Apartment has a multi-level storey car park and adequate parking for guests. There is also sewage and water supply, dedicated electric transformer, elevator, relaxation area and water treatment system.

The 144-unit Greater Lagos LBIC/WGC Apartments have ample parking space, borehole water system with adequate cold-water storage tanks on stanchion, dedicated transformer and paved walkway.

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