SANWO-OLU COMMISSIONS 144 UNITS RESETTLEMENT CENTRE
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has described preparation for unpleasant events, even when we pray for such to be averted, as essential to building a resilient society, saying that his government has a heart and plan for everyone.
Sanwo-Olu stated this at the commissioning of 144 Home Units at the Lagos State Resettlement Centre, Agbowa, Ikosi-Ejinrin LCDA on Thursday.
Represented by his Special Adviser on Commerce, Industry and Cooperatives, Engr. Abiola Okanlawon Olowu, the Governor expressed his sense of fulfillment in the delivery of the project meant to alleviate the unpleasant circumstances caused by unforeseen events and cater to the immediate shelter needs of displaced people.
His words: “The issue of accommodation for people in distress is a great challenge. When people are involved in emergencies such as natural disasters, the problem of shelter is usually a critical one. The pain of such persons is usually beyond comprehension. However, when the accommodation challenge is resolved, healing can commence with the help of God”.
“Ours is a government that knows the pain that accompanies the loss of homes. It is the height of affliction for a man or a woman to be stripped of his dignity as a result of disasters as such a person is exposed to the harsh weather, become less resilient and more susceptible to challenges of all kinds. Destitution and homelessness are familiar words that could be rephrased with our kind and thoughtful actions”.
Mr. Governor thanked the good people of Agbowa for granting the government the opportunity of siting the valuable project within their domain while he prayed that the Centre will usher in more prosperity for the people of the area.
Commissioner for Housing, Hon. Moruf Akinderu-Fatai revealed that the 144 Home units comprise 96 units of one-bedroom and 48 units of two-bedroom apartments in eight blocks.
“It is a spacious and conducive environment sited on approximately 14,400 square metres of land. It is carefully designed to accommodate over 600 people and thoughtfully equipped with basic amenities such as a functioning electricity connection, street lights, water treatment plant and reticulation – overhead and ground water tanks, perimetre fence, two entrance gatehouses and 24-hour security, landscaping and beautification, road network, walkways and drainages”, he said.
Chairman of Ikosi Ejinrin LCDA, Hon. Raji Wale Anomo expressed the appreciation of the people of Ikosi-Ejinrin to Governor Sanwo-Olu for the numerous projects executed in the LCDA, which is a testament to the resolve of the administration to spread infrastructural development across the State.
“The re-election of Mr. Governor was a testimony to the great development the administration has brought to the State”, he said.
The Regent of Agbowa Kingdom, High Chief Shakiru Kunle Odufowora described Governor Sanwo-Olu as a committed leader who has a genuine interest in the welfare of all Lagosians.