Lagos Unveils 270 New Homes in Egan-Igando, Seeks Private Collaboration to Bridge Housing Gap

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu inaugurated the first phase of the Egan-Igando Mixed Housing Estate on Thursday, June 7th, 2024. The project marks a significant milestone in the state’s ongoing efforts to address the housing deficit and provide Lagosians with access to quality, affordable housing.

The initial phase delivers 270 two-bedroom flats, situated in the Igando-Ikotun Local Council Development Area (LCDA). This represents the first portion of a much larger development planned for the 17.358-hectare site. The completed project will ultimately encompass 101 blocks offering a total of 846 units, including one, two, and three-bedroom apartments.

Governor Sanwo-Olu emphasized the importance of housing as a fundamental human right and a cornerstone of social and economic stability. He celebrated the project as a testament to the government’s commitment to improving the lives of its citizens through strategic and sustainable development.

The Egan-Igando Mixed Housing Scheme represents a collaborative effort. While completed through determination and dedication by the current administration, the project itself began in 2001. Following funding challenges, the Lagos Building Investment Corporation took over the project in 2006. It then transitioned to the Ministry of Works and Infrastructure in 2013.

This inauguration highlights not only the delivery of new housing options but also the Lagos government’s call for private sector partnership. The Commissioner for Housing, Mr Moruf Akinderu-Fatai, emphasized the need for collaboration to bridge the housing deficit gap in the state.

The completion of the first phase at Egan-Igando signifies positive progress. Governor Sanwo-Olu assured residents that the second phase, consisting of 216 units, and the third phase, with 360 units, are on track for delivery soon. With full completion, the estate will offer much-needed housing for Lagosians across diverse socio-economic backgrounds.


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