PreviousNext

‘LASG to build 1,000 low-cost houses at Ijora/Badia’

// News | General | ‘LASG to build 1,000 low-cost houses at Ijora/Badia’
Email to a friend Plain text Print version // Font size: Decrease font Enlarge font
Lagos State Commisioner for Environment, Mr. Tunji Bello

Lagos State Commisioner for Environment, Mr. Tunji Bello
| credits: shugaband.blogspot.com

The Lagos State Government is to develop 1,000 low-cost houses at Ijora/Badia, in the Apapa/Iganmu Local Council Development Area, to replace the shanties recently demolished in the area by the state government.

The Commissioner for the Environment, Mr. Tunji Bello, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria  on Monday in Lagos.

The state government had recently demolished shanties at Ijora/Badia, leading to the displacement of over 60,000 persons in the area.

Bello explained that the proposed housing project would alleviate the plight of residents of the area who lost their homes and properties in the demolition.

He said the shanties were not legitimate houses for which the owners could be paid compensation by the state government.

“If they are legitimate houses or appropriately approved buildings that people were living in, the government would normally pay compensation, but when you have shanties all over the place and they are cleared, there is usually no compensation.

“The Ministry of Housing has a beautiful plan for the area. The state government is planning to build over 1,000 houses around there and work will soon commence on the project,” he said.

The commissioner said the houses would be affordable and be placed under a mortgage scheme.

“The houses are for the poor and anybody who is not poor can access them. It is going to be under a mortgage system. It is not a thing that you must have much money before you can buy.

“All the estates that the Lagos State Government has developed, we are putting together under a mortgage scheme, for people to be able to access them. What we are doing is to give the people the opportunity to own their own houses, even with the little money they have.

“The payment system will be stretched out for the convenience of the buyers, for the next 20 to 25 years,’’ he said.

Bello urged Lagos residents to take advantage of such opportunities to help the urban renewal initiatives of the state government to reduce shanties in the metropolis.

More Stories in Lagos Pulse

Tagged : No tags for this article

Headlines Newsview all

Latest News: 14 Died In Floods And Building Collapse (Photo)

Torrential rainstorms in the Kenyan capital have left at least 14 people dead, police said Saturday, including at least seven crushed when a six-storey building ... Full story

Nigerian Army Apprehended Tailors Who Made Dresses For Boko Haram Terrorists

Six Boko Haram notorious kingpins were tracked and captured today, Thursday 28th April 2016, by the gallant Nigerian army in a renewed onslaught on the ... Full story

Igbo Youths Threaten Fulani Herdsmen

Following the massacre of no fewer than 40 people of Nimbo community in Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area of Enugu by Fulani herdsmen last Monday, Igbo ...

Fulani Herdsmen Saga: Northern Governors Defend Fulani

The 19 Northern Governors have taken a strong exception to the branding of perpetrators of crimes around the country as Fulani. The Governors, rising from a ...

Oba Of Benin's Death Is A great National Loss Says President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday said he received the news of the passing away of the highly revered traditional ruler of Benin Kingdom, Omo n’Oba ...

See Photo Of Fulani Herdmen And Their Cattle Roaming In Front Of Central Bank Of Nigeria In Abuja

A blog reader sent in this picture, What he said after the cut: These guys really feel they can do what even they feel like doing ...

Transition Monitoring Group Reveals: Jonathan’s Agents Offered Us N2 Billion Ahead of 2015 Elections

The Transition Monitoring Group (TMG) – a coalition of over 400 civic organizations –alleged yesterday that agents of the Jonathan administration offered it a bribe ...

Read How Dog Brought Home A Week Old Baby In A Plastic Bag From A Dumpster

Everyone knows Pui, the heroic dog, in his rural Thailand town, because he saved the life of a premature baby! It was an usual hot day. ...

Enugu Attack: Why Do We Call Attackers Fulani, But Not Kidnappers Igbo Says Governor

– Northern governors have condemned the recent attacks in Agatu and Enugu – The governors however said it was wrong to label the criminals as Fulani – ...

Nigerian Army Plans To Exhume Bodies Of Our Members Buried In A Kaduna Mass Graves Says Shi’ites

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), popularly known as Shi’ites, has alleged that the Nigerian Army is planning to exhume bodies of their members allegedly ...

IPOB Cries Out: South East Governors Have Sold The Igbos

The Indigenous People of Biafra, (IPOB) has condemned the South East governors and politicians of trading off Ndigbo course for personal and selfish political interest. The ...

Comment on: ‘LASG to build 1,000 low-cost houses at Ijora/Badia’

Rate this article

0

Breaking News

Read Charles Novia Opinion On Tiwa Savage's Revelation

I watched the video interview of Tiwa Savage. And I have a few thoughts on it. Seems to me that the basic idea, coming from a ...

Manchester United Valdez Sent Packing From Standard Liege

Goalkeeper Victor Valdes will return to Manchester United after having his loan deal at Standard Liege terminated. The 34-year-old Spaniard joined Belgian club Standard on loan ...

How Real Madrid’s Medical Team Caused The Injuries Suffered By Ronaldo And Benzema

– Real Madrid’s medical team have been blamed for the club’s injury woes which have affected some of their best players  – Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema could Madrid’s ...

Is Tiwa Savage Still In Love? I Will Help Teebillz Get Back On His Feet

In spite of the attacks on social media, trauma and emotional ordeal, Tiwa Savage said she is still concerned about her estranged husband Tunji Balogun ...

Unbelievable: Flavour’s Baby Mama Photo Displayed At Abuja Night Club (Photo)

– Flavour’s baby mama Anna Banner’s photo was seen at an Abuja night club – The ex-beauty queen has slammed the club manager – Anna Banner recently ...

Kenya Not Ready To Host CHAN, Given September 2017 Deadline By CAF

Confederation of African Football (CAF) have told Kenya to ensure venues and infrastructure to host the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) is ready by September ...

Odion Ighalo Will Be Sold For The Right Offer Says Nicola Salerno

Watford Sporting Director Nicola Salerno has hinted that Nigeria striker Odion Ighalo could be available for transfer during the summer only if the right offers ...

Totti Meets Passionate Fan With Bizarre Tattoo of Him

A diehard Totti fan, Thomas Jonsson, from Sweden, has met up with Roma legend, Francesco Totti, after the player discovered a body art of him ...

NFF Rejects Redknapp Rumours

The Nigeria Football Federation have debunked rumours that they are interested in hiring former Tottenham manager, Harry Redknapp, as the new Super Eagles handler. British Newspaper ...

Nigeria Interim Coach To Understudy Pep Guardiola At Manchester City

Interim coach of the Super Eagles Salisu Yusuf has declared that travel to England to understudy incoming Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola once he assumes ...