Lagos is facing an increasing housing deficit due to over population and the state government is out to partner up with private developers to escalate housing development.
The commissioner of Housing after announcing the new development said the state will provide land for vertical buildings in the mainland, while the firm brings the technology and provides infrastructure for the project.
The commissioner told The Guardian that the influx of people into Lagos for greener pastures created challenges for housing in the state, hence the decision for collaboration to address challenges.
The commissioner also said the state was seeking smart solutions to the problem of housing deficits, by providing affordable mass housing in collaboration with the private sectors.
According to him, the state’s affordable public housing scheme with a United States-based company – Echo Stone in Idale; Badagry, is a test case, while the technology adopted made it possible for two flats to be completed in 14 days.
Speaking also on the achievement of his ministry during the yearly ministerial briefing, Akinderu-Fatai, expressed optimism that the present administration tackle the housing deficit by providing more homes, enhancing accessibility and affordability.
On the strategies to be adopted, Akinderu-Fatai hinted that the state government was engaging multinational development partners for the construction of mass housing.