The governorship candidate of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) in Lagos state, Babatunde Gbadamosi, says he will deliver no fewer than 10,000 affordable housing units annually to reduce the deficit in the state if elected.
Gbadamosi, a real estate expert, made the promise in Lagos at a debate, organised by a non-governmental organisation for governorship candidates in the state. Gbadamosi said the accommodation crisis in the state was not befitting of a place like Lagos, promising to deploy the right technology to construct 40,000 housing units over four years to tackle the problem.
The governorship candidate said he would replicate the strides of former governor Lateef Jakande in affordable housing to ensure improved access to housing. “We have a clear manifesto on housing. The plan is to deliver a modest figure than what the current governor of the state promised. “We are promising 10,000 affordable housing units year in, year on for the next four years to improve access.
“This, we think is a possibility, if you consider the fact that former governor Lateef Jakande was able to provide 20,000 affordable housing units in just four years and three months. “Construction technology has moved in leaps and bounds since then and all forms of innovations are coming to the industry that has made it possible for us to conservatively say we can build 10,000 housing units every year.
“We will be committed to the promise because we believe Lagosians deserve decent living. We will deliver 40,000 housing units to residents. That is our promise.” On his planned policy for waste management, Gbadamosi said he would implement a robust waste management policy to ensure a cleaner state. He said it was the constitutional responsibility of the local governments to handle waste management and that he would equip the councils to perform the job.