The Lagos State Government has given allottees of unoccupied home units in all government-owned estates a 3-month notice to occupy their apartments or forfeit their allocation.
The Commissioner for Housing, Moruf Akinderu-Fatai, gave this ultimatum during a facility tour on Friday, to assess the level of completion on site at Sheridan Garden Estate, Urban Shelter, and LagosHOMS Sangotedo Phase II, in the Eti-Osa Local Government Area of the state.
Akinderu-Fatai said the move was aimed at ensuring that more Lagosians have access to affordable housing.
He also said that the government was working with companies to develop more affordable homes using technology.The commissioner further disclosed that not less than 3,500 ongoing home units scattered all over the 5 divisions of the State would be ready for a flag-off by the end of the first year of the Sano-Olu’s administration.He also expressed dissatisfaction at the slow pace of work by some contractors and urged them to be professional in the execution of their contracts.
The Special Adviser to the Governor on housing, Barakat Odunuga-Bakare, advised real estate developers to be duly registered with the agency and shun quackery. She also urged Lagosians to patronise only registered real estate developers and forward complaints to the Lagos State Real Estate Regulatory Authority.
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Housing, Abdulhafiz Toriola, advised residents of the credibility of ‘Government Owned Schemes’ urging interested homeowners to approach the Ministry of Housing to signify interest and gather all information needed rather than going through unverifiable sources.