LASG, FG to address degeneration of infrastructure in FESTAC Town

The Lagos state government and the Federal government to address the infrastructural degeneration in Festac town
Emeh Joy

The Lagos State Government and the Federal Government have agreed that they would address the issue of infrastructural degeneration in FESTAC Town- a federal housing estate located in the Amuwo-Odofin area of Lagos State.

The decision was made after a meeting between the State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu and the Managing Director of the Federal Housing Authority, Senator Gbenga Ashafa on Wednesday.

According to a statement, this is the sign of an end to the disagreement between the State Government and the Federal Government over the issue.

The governor had described the crisis which developed in FESTAC town as "unpleasant" while pointing out that the reason for the degeneration was population growth and the influx of people into the locality.

The governor also explained that the lack of oversight on the activities of the property developers in the neighbourhood altered the original master plan of the community.

"I think we can still correct this irregularity and regenerate the entire area for healthy living and business, now that the Federal Housing Authority is headed by a highly knowledgeable indigene of Lagos.

"Once the Federal Government is ready, Lagos State will cooperate fully and work through our Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development on an agreed plan", Sanwo-Olu said.

The former senator representing Lagos East, Ashafa also said that the Federal Housing Agency was ready to resolve the lingering issues which have been delaying the regeneration and re-modelling of FESTAC town.

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