Ibrahim Oyewale in Lokoja
As part of efforts to ensure affordable housing for all in Kogi State, the state government has signed a memorandum of understanding in partnership with a private developer, Onyx First Risers Limited, to provide 1,000 units of affordable housing in the state. .
Secretary of State Government (SSG) Folashade Arike Ayoade, who revealed this during the signing ceremony of five memoranda of understanding at the SSG office in Lokoja yesterday.
Ayoade, who signed on behalf of the Kogi state government, said state governor Yahaya Bello was set to revolutionize the provision of housing in the state as well as develop agro industries. -allies in the state.
She pointed out that another Memorandum of Understanding between the state government and Emperium Industries Nigerian Limited for the production of marl pellets as part of efforts to deal with the state’s abundant mineral resources.
SSG said, “The MoU between Kogi State Government and EForce Agro Developers Limited for the construction of modern agro-complex food production infrastructure in Kogi State aimed to enhance food security. in the state.
“On top of that, the technical partners would provide more than 5,000 jobs for the teeming youth of the state, which would also boost the state’s economic activities.”
According to Ayoade, who spoke on behalf of the governor, explained that the modern 1000-unit housing estate would be cited in Lokoja, the state capital.
Speaking at the signing ceremony in Lokoja, the Managing Director of Onyx First Risers Limited, SA Okagbare, said his organization is partnering with the Kogi State government to develop 1,000 housing units in Lokoja .
Okagbare pointed out that the idea was conceived about three months ago, adding that the groundbreaking exercise would take place in February 2022.
He assured the state government that the project would be environmentally friendly.