3 August 2014

Nigeria: Ogun Housing Corp to Prevent Flooding in Laderin Estate

Lagos — Ogun State Housing Corporation has begun a massive channelization project to prevent flooding in Laderin Workers' Estate, which would be of benefit to the larger community and by extension Abeokuta and the State as a whole.

The Special Adviser to the State Governor on Housing Development and the General Manager of the Corporation, Mrs. Jumoke Akinwunmi gave this hint while intimating the press on the progress of the workers' estate project in Abeokuta.

She expressed satisfaction on the outcome of the housing project, saying that it was going to be a fully integrated community with the provision of basic amenities that would make living an enjoyable experience for everyone.

Akinwunmi said her corporation was currently working on the provision of appropriate water and power supply through the construction of bore holes. "We have been mandated to provide borehole so that water would not be an issue at the estate", she said.

She noted that the housing projects had impacted positively on the lives of the people, as it had boosted the economic and business activities in the area.

"It gladdens our hearts that people have been engaged and would continue to be engaged as we are currently doing the layout of the second phase of the estate", she remarked.

The General Manager assured that with the determination of the State government and the right skills to implement, the second phase would be ready before the end of the first term of Governor Ibikunle Amosun.

Speaking in the same vein, Mrs. Akinwunmi said that the N2 billion loan from the Federal Mortgage Bank would soon be accessed for the Kemta Housing project.

According to her, "Accessing funds from the Federal Mortgage Bank is not as easy as people may think. This is not the first time the Corporation will be accessing it, we have done it before successfully and we are positive of getting it".

She said that the Corporation had been perfecting all processes to access the loan, part of which was the submission of corrected drawings in Abuja. "We are extremely anxious to start the Kemta Housing Estate project, and it will be another landscape changing project for Abeokuta", Akinwumi stated.

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