Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos state on Wednesday named the newly constructed and commissioned 132 units of housing estate at Iponri after one of his predecessors in office, Mr Babatunde Raji Fashola.
The new state will be called BRFHOMS instead of LagosHOMS.
The naming was to honour the former governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Raji Fashola.
Sanwo-Olu said: “The commissioning of this beautiful estate marks the third ceremony of its kind in the past few days.
“On Saturday, we were at Idale where 252 two bedroom terraced bungalows were delivered to the good people of Badagry.
“Earlier today, 84 units of one, two and three bedroom flats were also commissioned in Lekki Phase II.
“We are not resting on our oars. In due course, more homes shall be commissioned in various parts of the State as all hands are on deck at all our housing schemes to ensure speedy delivery of all ongoing projects.
“I must say it is always a thing of joy for me to see the vision of a Greater Lagos actualized and the hope of a better life for our people becoming a reality.
“Our mandate is only fully achieved when the lives of our people are made better. We are motivated to invest more in every area of endeavor as much as lives are touched.
“That’s our pledge: to make a positive impact in all aspects of the lives of our people.”
The governor said the commitment of his administration to provision of good quality and affordable housing, stemmed from conviction that shelter is of notable indices of the quality of life of people.
“Without good shelter in well planned habitats, quality of life cannot be enhanced. We will continue to do our best to invest in the well-being of our people in this regard.
“I look forward to a time when all the citizens of this state can have a decent roof over their heads without any form of financial hardship.
“As we build more homes all over the State we are also generating ideas on increasing affordability and access.
“Good houses should not only be for the affluent. In due course, more convenient packages will be introduced to make more people come on the home ownership ladder irrespective of their socio-economic bracket,” he added.
He, therefore, challenged stakeholders in the building sector to come up with solutions on how to deliver cheaper and affordable homes to more people. S