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We’ll Support You To Succeed, Governor Sanwolu Assures FHA Boss



-As FHA MD Seeks Massive Collaboration

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwolu, on Saturday said he would do everything within his reach to ensure that the Managing Director and Chief Executive, Federal Housing Authority, Hon Oyetunde Ojo succeed in his bid to achieve the Renewed Hope Agenda of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu on housing.

Governor Sanwolu gave the assurance while playing host to the management of Federal Housing Authority led by its Managing Director CE, Hon Oyetunde Ojo, in his office.

Recall that the Ojo had embarked on a tour to the Southwestern states and had visited Ekiti state.

Welcoming him, Governor thanked the MD and his team for visiting Lagos. He acknowledged the fact that the State has deficit in houses, noting that his government has commissioned about 19 estates

According to him, every effort that will put roof over the head of the people is welcomed. He commended the housing vision and model of FHA management, whi h he said tallies with that of his government.

“Your vision tallies with ours, which is providing accommodations to the people ” “We can collaborate because there are a lot of housing needs in Lagos” the Governor said..

Governor Sanwolu informed the visiting FHA team that the State plans to go vertical without necessarily being luxurious.

He promised to FHA in acquring land with a caveat that the development must be immediate because there are needs to be met.

The Governor Congratulated the new FHA management and challenged them to change the skyline and leave their footprint.

Earlier, The Managing Director and Chief Executive, Federal Housing Authority, Hon Oyetunde Ojo, told the governor that the purpose of the visit was two pronged; firstly a courtesy visit and secondly to deliver the Renewed Hope Agenda of the President on housing.

He said: “Our visit is based on two purposes: a courtesy visit, and to deliver the Renewed Hope Agenda of the President on Housing”. Speaking further, the FHA Managing Director noted that affordable housing is a key point in the agenda of the government of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu (GCFR), therefore to ensure that FHA plays its statutory role towards the success of the programme, the new management under his leadership has decided to visit the state governors in the country, who are the custodians of land to ask for land.

The MD said that the new ‘end user driven’ policy of management is to consult with the various states to find out the models and design of houses to be built for them based on their values and preferences, to enable them have ownership of the projects, noting that the idea of imposing designs on people is over.

Hon Ojo applauded the laudable achievements of Governor Sanwolu in Lagos especially in the area of Housing,
and declared the willingness of FHA to collaborate with the Lagos State Government. ” We are here to ask for land, after the land we then talk on the kind of houses to deliver. We don’t want to impose any designs on you. We want to collaborate with you and share knowledge and experiences with you”

The FHA Chief Executive pointed out the benefit that would come to Lagos State through the proposed Housing collaboration with the Authority from the value chain of the industry.

The Authority Hon Ojo informed the Governor intends deploying such delivery models like Studio apartments and One Bedrooms to carter for the young people, He noted that there would be carcas with electricals and plumbing and common exterior. This he said would reduce the cost and allow individuals to finish their houses based on affordability. He also said the Authority is planning a Diaspora City project that would carter for the diasporians.

The MD finally craved the indulgence of the State Governor for President Bola Tinubu (GCFR) to flag off and commission an FHA project in Lagos.