The Lagos State government on Tuesday expressed their worries over the increase housing deficit in the state which it puts at three million units.
Prince Gbolahan Lawal, who is the commissioner for Housing revealed this at the second Real Estate Stakeholders’ Forum that was held at the Lagos State Government Secretariat, Alausa, Ikeja, pointing out that about 87 people per hour entered Lagos on daily basis.
Lawal said the fact that Lagos is Nigeria economic nerves center had made it susceptible to the influx of people which he noted had in turn put continuous pressures on the state’s infrastructures.
“About 87 people per hour enter Lagos on daily basis. This has led to unusual pressure on land and housing infrastructural facilities. And these have even led to the inadequate housing and increased number of slums in the state. Today, the state has about three million units of housing deficit. But in the next four years, we planned to provide 20,000 units of houses in the next four years,” Gbolahan said.