The Seyi Makinde led state government of Oyo state has revealed it’s readiness to extend Government Reserved Areas (GRAs) and build additional 20 new housing projects in order to address the state’s housing shortage issues.
The Commissioner for Lands, Housing, and Urban Development, Mr. Olusegun Olayiwola made this declaration at the inauguration of the 15th executive of the Nigeria Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers (NIESV), Oyo State branch.
He promised that the new projects will be carried out by experts.
Olayiwola stated that the agenda of the present administration would reposition housing industry in the state.
The commissioner, who accepted a recognition award on the governor’s behalf, said that Governor Seyi Makinde has always valued experts in a variety of disciplines and urged estate surveyors and valuers to work with the government to reduce building collapse in the state.
Speaking on the topic ‘Urban Services for Effective Housing Systems’, the guest lecturer, Dr. Kolawole Adebayo, advocated a responsive form of governance with proper legislation in providing adequate public services to support the nation’s housing schemes.
Additionally, Adebayo Emmanuel, who recently assumed leadership of the institution’s Oyo state branch, pledged that his administration would make no compromises when it came to member welfare, professionalism, and the advancement of research, among other things.