Ajimobi lays foundation for 1,004 housing units •Set to discharge 1,000 C of Os

By Tunde Ogunesan

The Oyo State government, on Thursday, formally commenced the construction of two housing estates, with a total of 1,004 housing units to be constructed within the next one year. The estates, with a total of 754 units of detached and semi-detached houses, with all necessary facilities and services, on a land area of approximately 20 hectares at Idi-Ishin tagged, “Lakeside Residential Estate”, are to be constructed at Elenusonso. The two projects are to be executed under a Public Private Partnership (PPP) arrangement with HCP Architecture and Engineering Nigeria Limited. Speaking at the turning of the sod for the two housing estates, Governor Abiola Ajimobi said that the projects were another milestone in the life of his administration. In order to actualise the development of the housing units, he said that a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) had been signed by government with the developer, adding that a Certificate of Statutory Right of Occupancy had also been granted in favour of the developer. “We had earlier commenced a similar project on a PPP basis with UPDC, a property developing arm of UAC. I am glad to inform you that works have reached a commendable level on the construction of those housing units which will bring smiles on the faces of our people,” he said. viding good governance to the people of the state, stressing “we will continue to make available tangible, as well as intangible dividends of good governance to our people. Meanwhile, the State Commissioner for Lands, Housing and Survey, Isaac Omodewu has revealed that over 1,000 duly signed certificate of occupancy(C of Os), have been processed and ready for collection at the state Ministry of Land, Housing and Survey.

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Isaac Omodewuwho stated this, on Thursday, while briefing the press on the activities of his ministry in the last one year, explained that a genuine certificate of occupancy could now be processed within 60 days in line with the directives given by the state governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi. The Commissioner appealed to members of the public or any organisation which has a pending application of C of Os to approach the ministry for collection. While speaking on other areas of success of the ministry, Omodewu said the State Government, in collaboration with private investor, have completed process for the construction of 10,000 housing units, which would be spread across the state.

According to him, the arrangement would ensure provision of qualitative housing units to civil servants and members of the public.

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