Lagos sets three months deadline for Sangotedo Lagos homes scheme
Contractors and professionals handling construction and related tasks at Lagos homes Sangotedo Scheme 1 in Eti-Osa local government area of Lagos State have been urged to return to the site to effect the delivery of the houses in the estate within the next three months.
Lagos State Commissioner for Housing, Moruf Akinderu-Fatai made the demand at a meeting with contractors and other stakeholders of the housing sector in his office.
He pointed out that the meeting was held to announce the intention of the government to add to the housing stock available in the state through the immediate completion of Lagos Homs Scheme 1.
He further said that the meeting was also to deliberate on challenges that could impede the completion of the project and to jointly seek workable solutions for the envisaged problems.
In response, the representatives of the contractors spoke about funding and the need to accommodate fluctuations based on the fact that the project had been delayed for a while.
But the Commissioner stated in his response that the state government has made due arrangements for payment of outstanding financial commitments that are genuine and relevant to the project.
The Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Mr. Wasiu Akewusola also indicated that payments will only be made after due assessment of the readiness of individual contractors to continue the work as well as an evaluation of the capacity of the organizations to meet up with the stipulated timelines given by the State government.
Akewusola listed other prerequisites for payments, to include a renewal of registration with the appropriate agencies of government, evidences of payment of taxes, as well as the provision of the bond as a form of security for the fund.
Speaking on behalf of the contractors, Tony Aruede appreciated the state government for revisiting the scheme and pledged the commitment of the contractors to ensuring that the scheme is delivered before the deadline given by the government.
The project consists of 744 homes, made up of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom flats in 62 blocks.
It also comprised mini water works, sewage Treatment Plant, power generating plant, good drainage system and ample space designated for car parks and community activities.