The Vice President of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has flagged off the construction of 1,727 housing units in Edo state which have been christened as the “Emotan Garden Estate” in line with the pledge to revive the state of Edo’s economy.
The Edo Development and Property Agency, EDPA and MIXTA Africa are working together and are expected to intensify work on the development of the housing units which will be located in Egba, Ikpoba Okha Local Government Area, of the Edo State.
Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, who was on his two-day visit to the state, mentioned that the project is the realization of his campaign to develop the state into an economic hub and also praised the governor of the state, Mr. Godwin Obaseki for his various initiatives since he took office.
The Edo Garden project, according to Mr. Godwin Obaseki, is expected to create a minimum of 200,000 jobs in agriculture, construction and manufacturing sectors, among others where else 80% of the materials to be used for the construction of the houses will be acquired from the local area.
Yemi Osibanjo also stated that the government was starting a new paradigm in the of providing an affordable housing for the citizens of the state. The houses will sell from about US $8,340 to no more than US $33,360.This is a landmark project given that it holds a lot of history for the state of Edo as it is the first state government housing project in the state after 16 years.