Lagos State Governor Babatunde Fashola has named the Sogunro housing Estate, Ogba, after late nationalist, Chief Anthony Enahoro.
In his address, while inaugurating the 240 housing units, Fashola lamented that the housing deficit in the country forced the state government to embark on the Lagos Home Ownership Mortgage Scheme, Lagos HOMS, to address the shortfall.
Fashola further stated that aside this, they are constructing houses in 26 different places across the state. Some of the places are Ilubirin, Ilupeju, Ajara, Sangotedo, Igando, Magodo, Omole, ketu and others.
He also pointed out that the difference between the central government and the Lagos State government was that everyone could see their housing projects but no one has seen their housing mortgage scheme. It was delivered on a 10 years mortgage on 9.5 percent interest.
Speaking on his administration’s decision to name the estate after Enahoro, Fashola said: “The democracy we all enjoyed today was fought for by some people. Some lost their lives. Many were unable to spend time with their family because they were concerned about the freedom and rights of the public.”
“They could have sat down on the fence and pretended that all is well. But they spoke up. They were brutalised for agitating for the right of Nigerians. And today, we are all free. If you remember the struggle of those people, you will understand that this was why we all have liberty.”
“And one of the people who fought for the democracy we all enjoy today was late Chief Anthony Enahoro. Today, naming this estate after him symbolized his struggle for Nigeria.”