The Lagos state government has revealed plans to deliver 7,600 homes on or before 2022.
With a housing deficit of 2.5 million according to the National Bureau of Statistic (NBS), Lagos state accounts for about 14.7% of Nigeria’s housing deficit estimated at 17 million.
Commissioner for Housing, Mr. Moruf Akinderu-Fatai who emphasised the importance of innovative building technology stated that to achieve the objectives, the state will leverage on the innovative technology that Echostone Housing used to build the housing scheme in Idale, Badagry and other parts of the state, mainly the proposed Workers Village, Imota.
He said: “We have, in the previous years, sought smart solutions to the problem of housing deficits. The state engaged various development agencies that have track records in provision of affordable mass housing to collaborate with the state government. It is to tap into innovative technology that will speedily provide homes for the residents of the state.”
He explained that the state government would replicate the eco-friendly designs used at idale in the urban parts of the state notably at Imota, Ikorodu LGA to provide 500 units of homes.
According to the Commissioner, with the strategic intervention of the development partners, the state has increased its capacity of providing more homes over a period of time as well as achieve its set goals of renewing dilapidating estates.