In a bid to improve on N4.7 billion generated between 2016 and April 2017, the Lagos State New Town Development Authority (NTDA) has rolled out different housing schemes to reduce accommodation shortfall in the metropolis.
Besides, the General Manager of the agency, Mr Wasiu Akewusola, said the establishment of new schemes was aimed at creating better planned human settlements for the people and decongest the Lagos metropolis.
Among the newly initiated projects, he said, was Golden Jubilee Estate in Sangotedo area of Ibeju Lekki, targeting 5,156 individuals at once.
Other proposed schemes, the general manager said, included Magodo scheme extension, Ibeju Coastal City, Aiyetoro Mixed Development in Epe and Royal Palm Mixed Development in Badagry.
Besides, Akewusola said that the authority had also engaged the design of Treasure Park, Toga-Torikoh in Badagry, while Safe Court in Ijanikin had been concluded but awaiting commencement of infrastructure.
On Golden Jubilee scheme, he explained that Governor Amnbode had mandated that plots of land should not be allotted to individuals until its infrastructure is 100 per cent completed.
“The total plot number is 300, it is a residential dwelling for middle income. Allottees will construct their own house, they bring their design for one or two storey building,” he said.
The NTDA boss said efforts were being made to complete infrastructure of other schemes before their allocation to safeguard dumping of the project.
The Golden Jubilee scheme, which sits on 50 hectares of land, is designed for medium density residential area with complementary commercial, recreational and institutional facilities with average plot size of 550 square metres.
The infrastructure of the estate, which include road network, water and power supply, central sewage system fire office, are being handled by Messrs Craneburg Construction Company.
Stating the stage of infrastructural development in some of the government residential schemes, he said: “Infrastructure in Lekki Peninsula Scheme 1 and 11 is up to 90 per cent and 40 per cent; Golden Jubilee is up to 35 per cent, Abijo GRA is up to 80 per cent, Magogo GRA: Olowora 65 per cent an Shangisha 80 per cent, Omole 1 and 11 are up to 95 and 65 per cents, while Amuwo Odofin residential scheme is up to 80 per cent and Isheri North is up to 20 per cent.