The Lagos State Government has promised to provide decent and affordable housing for workers and residents. The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Housing, Mr. Kamar Olowoshago, stated this at the recent joint inspection of 36-housing units comprising two and three-bedroom apartments located at LagosHOMS LASU, Ojo Campus, Lagos.
He noted that housing is a paramount need, adding that to ensure workers are in a position to give their best, government accords due significance to the provision of decent homes for workers.
Olowoshago observed that providing access to good accommodation in a conducive environment could be challenging in a highly urbanised place like Lagos. However, he said the government is mindful of addressing the needs.
He said: “It is for this reason that the state government intentionally allocates a certain percentage of its subsidised homes to workers and gives rebate to increase accessibility.
The LagosHoms LASU project is a promise kept to the university community as part of its deliberate policy of attending to workers welfare.”
According to him, continuity in governance would enable government to further consolidate on its all-inclusive housing policy, which is targeted at the working class and the underserved.
The permanent secretary encouraged the university community to take ownership of the project, safeguard it and put it to good use when completed.
The Vice Chancellor, Lagos State University, Prof. Ibiyemi Olatunji–Bello, expressed gratitude to the state government for making the welfare of staff and students of the university a priority.