The Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu led members of the State cabinet to the commissioning of Love Garden Apartments, a 20-unit two-bedroom apartment at Olorogun/Allen, Surulere on Tuesday 8th November, 2022.
Love Garden Apartments is a three-suspended floor direct project executed by Brucerrelli Nigeria Ltd. and BAF Earthworks Services and Construction Ltd. The tastefully designed property was formerly a security liability for residents which the Corporation rehabilitated.
Mr. Governor in his remarks acknowledged the zeal of LSDPC to hand over a property amidst the just concluded 50th-anniversary celebration. He also praised the effort of LSDPC and SUBEB for staying committed to the goal of his administration in urban regeneration and infrastructural renewal.
He added that the redevelopment of the abandoned land had not only provided accommodation for residents but also noted that a major security threat in the area had been solved.
Sanwo-Olu also charged subscribers of the units and residents in the neighborhood to maintain the structure and encouraged activities that would sustain the investment.
He assured that more housing projects would be inaugurated before the end of the year.
The Managing Director/CEO LSDPC, Hon. Ayodeji Joseph gave a brief history of the property also stating that the idea to transform the underutilized land into this elegant edifice was initiated by Mr. Governor as the then MD/CEO of the Corporation.
He announced that as part of the give-back to the community, the Corporation built the Owolewa Vocational Center, a Corporate Social Responsibility project that was also handed over at the occasion.
In his message, the Commissioner for Housing, Hon. Moruf Akinderu-Fatai emphasized the Governor’s need for Public-Private Partnerships to build more housing units for citizens.
He appreciated the government’s effort in developing housing in various areas in the state such as Badagry, Epe, Gbagada, etc., and thanked the Governor for his continuous support in the delivery of housing for the good people of Lagos State.
The occasion also had in attendance the Deputy Governor of the State, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat; Secretary to the State Government, Mrs. Folashade Jaji; Commissioner for Science & Technology, Mr. Hakeem Fahm; Members of the State Executive Council; Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu represented by the Opeluwa of Lagos, High Chief Aderibigbe Ajose.
Others are APC Chairman Lagos State Chapter, Mr. Cornelius Ojelabi; Chairman SUBEB, Hon. Wahab Alawiye-King; Chairman Surulere Local Government, Hon. Bamidele Yusuf, Chairman Itire/Ikate, Hon. Ahmed Apatira; Chairman Coker/Aguda LCDA, Hon. Rasaq Ibrahim amongst others.