Naomi Gabriel —
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, yesterday at the commissioning of a 20-unit two-bedroom blocks of flats in Surulere, renewed his administration’s commitment to urban regeneration and infrastructural renewal.
Sanwo-Olu also said the state government remains committed to improving access to safe and convenient housing, as well as strengthening partnerships with the private sector to meet Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
While revealing that provision of safe and comfortable housing schemes for the citizens remains a key objective of the government’s programs, he noted that the intervention had helped his administration to raise standard of living.
Lagos State Development Property Corporation (LSDPC) Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Ayodeji Joseph said the housing scheme was built to reflect simplicity and elegance, while also being complemented with contemporary infrastructure.
The apartments, he said, had dedicated uninterrupted power source in addition to being connected to the national grid.
Joseph said the Owolewa Vocational Centre was built by LSDPC as a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) to give back to the Surulere community to further aid the state government’s efforts at empowering young people with modern skills.
Besides, the governor also opened a vocational training centre built by the LSDPC on Owolewa Street in Surulere.
Sanwo-Olu said the redevelopment of the abandoned land had not only provided accommodation for residents, but major security threat in the area had also been solved.