Structures Marked For Demolition at Ibara GRA and Technical College, Idi Aba in Abeokuta
Ogun State Government has finalized arrangements to demolish structures occupied by civil servants in the Ibara GRA, in Abeokuta, the state capital.
Also, to be demolished are the 33 housing units located within the seven hectare of land of the Government Technical College at Idi Aba, also in Abeokuta.
Housing Commissioner, Jamiu Omoniyi, speaking to newsmen after inspecting the some of the structures marked for demolition, said the exercise was part of moves to regenerate the areas into a smart city.
According to him, the old and dilapidated structures on the 30 hectare Ibara GRA would be reconstructed.
Omoniyi said the regeneration programme would later be extended to similar schemes in Ilaro, Ijebu Ode and Ota.
The Commissioner said Governor Dapo Abiodun had already directed that civil servants at different income level to be considered in the new housing schemes ongoing in the state.
Omoniyi said options available to access the housing units under the scheme, include rent-to-own; outright purchase and mortgage.
Also, the practice before now was for civil servants to live here and get evacuated after retirement.
But, this new scheme will allow for mortgage and the houses can be paid for while still in service.
What we are going to do here, which is a common patrimony of the Ogun State people, will cut across all the cadres of income levels.
We will accommodate everyone – commercial, residential and institutional. We are creating smart cities where people will live, work and play.
However, we are creating a total ecosystem to ensure that everything you need to make a decent living is found inside of our GRA”, the Commissioner submitted.
On his part, the Ogun State Head of Service, Kolawole Fagbohun, said “we are supporting the decision of the state government to turn waste to value.
And this is why we have appealed to our members to cooperate with the government and make the project a reality.”