Kogi State Partners With Developer To Provide 1,000 Units Of Housing Estate

In a bid to make housing affordable for all, Kogi State Government has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in partnership with a private developer, Onyx First Risers Limited, to provide 1,000 units of an affordable housing scheme in the state.

Folashade Arike Ayoade, the Secretary to the State Government (SSG) speaking at the signing ceremony of five MoUs in at office of the SSG in Lokoja yesterday stated that:

 “The MoU between Kogi State Government and EForce Agro Developers Limited for the building of infrastructures of modern agro-complex food production in Kogi State was aimed at boosting food security in the state.

“In addition to these, the technical partners would provide over 5,000 jobs for the teeming youth in the state, which would also boost economic activities in the state.”

Ayoade, who spoke on behalf of the governor, explained that the modern 1,000 housing estate would be cited in Lokoja, the state capital.

Speaking during the signing ceremony in Lokoja, the Managing Director of Onyx First Risers Limited, S. A. Okagbare, said his organization was partnering 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 will take place in February 2022.

He assured the state government that the project would be environmentally friendly.

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