Provision of Affordable Housing and Urban Renewal, which is one of the five cardinal objectives of the Senator Ibikunle Amosun led administration, has not only increased the socio-economy development of Ogun state but also successfully launched the provision of affordable housing units to the masses.
The state’s Commissioner for Housing, Mr. Daniel Adejobi revealed this at the briefing session by his Ministry as part of the ongoing Geo Strategic Study tour of the State by participants of the National Defence College, Course 23.
Adejobi said that the success recorded by the Ministry in the area of provision of affordable housing could be traced to the dedication and competence of professionals in the area of total re-construction and rehabilitation of dilapidated public structures throughout the state.
He described urban renewal as” the process if bringing new jobs, industries and homes to the poor areas of large towns”
The commissioner reiterated that housing sector took a larger portion of the year 2014 budget and government has commenced construction of quality and affordable housing through the State Housing Corporation and Ogun State Property and Investment Corporation (OPIC).
According to him, “The State Government has engaged Urbanisma Consulting Group from Malaysia,for the designing of the Abeokuta City Center and the New Government City. It has also awarded the development of 170 hectares site along Kobape road, Abeokuta to ZHONGXIANG Construction Company,China and work has reached an appreciable level”
“The construction of a New Government City Centre that would consist of a Government House, Deputy Governors lodge, Commissioners Quarters, Speaker and Legislature Quarters as well as the construction of an International Convention Centre in Abeokuta are part of our goal for 2015,” Adejobi stated.
He pointed out,that the state has an excellent landmark and a serene environment for estate development and business investment, “and through the Urban Renewal programme, government was providing the enabling environment for business to thrive “.