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Ogun plans to build 2,000 housing units a year

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Ogun State government has said that it is planning to construct a minimum of 2,000 housing units in the next 12 months.

Governor Dapo Abiodun disclosed this when he received the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Family House Fund, Mr. Femi Adewole, in his office at Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.

Abiodun said that his administration had aligned with the Federal Government’s economic sustainability plan, which seeks to provide affordable housing in different parts of the country, adding that he believes the state is being considered as one of the states that would pilot the scheme.

The governor, who also stated that his administration was planning to create an avenue for a ripple effect on the manufacturing sector, particularly those sectors in the entire manufacturing value-chain, said that he was excited about the opportunities the relationship with the Family Homes Fund presented.

“Our plan over the next 12 months is to have a minimum of 2,000 units of affordable housing and property. We did what we referred to as a pilot scheme of our affordable housing units and they were completely sold out,” he said.

Speaking earlier, Adewole said his visit was to discuss ways of deepening relationship between his company and the state in providing affordable housing for the people.

Adewole, who stated that his company was looking at building on the excellent work the present administration was doing in the state, said that the partnership would also have a significant impact of providing employment opportunities for the people of the state.

He added that the Family Homes Fund was a Federal Government’s initiative and also part of the social intervention programme aimed at ensuring that Nigerians on low income are helped out of poverty and given opportunities that will improve the quality of their lives.


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