Ogun State Government has commissioned a total of 160 units of two and three bedroom detached and semi-detached bungalows and storey-building as part of efforts at providing affordable housing for its workforce.
Wife of the President, Hajia Aisha Muhammadu Buhari while commissioning the phase 1 of the Estate, named after the first Head of Service in the State, Chief Adedotun Adedeji Kayode Degun (AAK Degun MITROS Estate) located in Laderin, Abeokuta, lauded the State Government for its commitment at making life comfortable for the workers.
Hajia Aisha Buhari, who was represented by Minister for Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun while unveiling the plague, commended the vision of the Senator Ibikunle Amosun-led administration in providing standard housing units for the State civil servants, urging the State workers to continue in supporting the mission to rebuild the State.
Hajia Buhari added that the construction of the edifice estate was a remarkable achievement for the present administration in the Housing Sector, noting that the initiative would have great impact on the socio-economic development of the State and the country at large.
Governor Ibikunle Amosun on his part said that the workers estate would reduce the hardship civil servants in having home of their own, adding that the gesture would avail them the opportunity to access decent homes at affordable cost.
He added that the project was part of his mandate on Home Ownership which seeks to deliver fully serviced homes to hundred families within its workforce.
“The commissioning of AAK Degun workers’ Estate that we are witnessing is just a tip of the iceberg, we are still moving and determined to deliver more of this to workers in the state from our tenure last in 2019”, Amosun assured.
The Governor said the houses which were fully serviced have been subsidized, explaining that the first phase which was being commissioned comprised of 68 units of 2 bedroom semi-detached flats and 92 units of 3 bedroom semi-detached totalling 160 units.
Also speaking the Special Adviser on Housing Development and General Manager of Ogun State Housing Corporation Arch. Jumoke Akinwunmi appreciated those that contributed to the success of the Estate, adding that 30 percent of the project had been subsidised by Ogun State Government, saying that all the housing units are ready with modern and the facilities needed.
Akinwunmi noted that the achievement was an affirmation that the Corporation could build houses that would be affordable for the civil servants.
Four former Heads of Service in the State Chief Babatunde Osokoya, Surv. Godwin Ogun, Princess Iyabo Odulate-Yusuf and Mrs. Modupe Adekunle who also witnessed the commissioning, commended the efforts of the State Government on its home ownership scheme.
The heads of service in their separate remarks, lauded the State Governments achievements in providing affordable housing and urban development, while the current Head of Service, Elder Sola Adeyemi applauded Government for the gesture, saying that the civil servants would be encouraged to always put in their best to help the present administration deliver more dividends of democracy to the people.
In a related development, a total number of 650 ultra-modern open stalls have been commissioned for traders whose shops were affected by the road expansion projects carried out by the State Government at the Itoku market.
Governor Amosun assured the traders that his administration would not relent at providing the needed social amenities that would improve the fortunes of the traders in the State.
The traders including market women trooped out in large numbers with dancing and singing, appreciating the Governor for his commitment to the rebuilding mission across the state especially for the new open shops which they said would improve their livelihood in no small measure.