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Government alone can’t solve housing issues in Lagos – Sanwo-Olu

Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has said that his government cannot solve the housing problem alone, however there are plans to bridge the deficit in the state.

He made this statement during the commissioning of Lagos Building Investment Company and the Rising Lagos Apartment in the Amuwo-Odofin Local Government Area of the state on Tuesday.

Sanwo-Olu promised to continue exploring innovative solutions and investing in sustainable development so that every Lagos resident can access decent and affordable housing.

The governor urged the private sector and all other real estate stakeholders to continue to ‘seize abandoned opportunities’ abound in the state.

He said: “I must commend and congratulate once again the leadership of LBIC and our Public Private Partner, WGC for their dedication, for their innovative mind and their promotion of excellence in bringing these projects to fruition for our citizens.

“Let me reiterate that the government alone cannot solve these housing challenges in Lagos. We will keep exploring innovative solutions. We will keep forming real, genuine partnerships.

“We will keep investing in sustainable development to ensure that as much as possible, as humanly possible, every Lagos resident that deserves has access to a decent and affordable housing need.

“I want to encourage and urge the private sector and all other stakeholders in real estate to continue to seize the abandoned opportunities that abound in our states and our city and to extend a hand of partnership with administration.

“Together, we believe that we can provide much-needed housing needs that will indeed take a greater Lagos conversation, take it to a reality.”