FHA Hands Over Ajoda Site in Ibadan to Developers For Construction of 900 Units Housing
No fewer than 900 housing units would be constructed by five developers under the Federal Housing Authority (FHA) scheme in Ajoda town, Ibadan in Oyo State.
Senator Gbenga Ashafa, the Managing Director FHA, who disclosed this in Ibadan on Wednesday at the official handing over of site to developers, said the developers have 24 months to complete the projects.
Ashafa was represented at the event by Mrs Oluwatoyin Bada, the Southwest Zonal Coordinator FHA.
He charged the development partners to abide by the terms of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) of the housing scheme.
“We expect that the handing over date, Jan. 20, 2021, there is a document to be filled and signed by each of the partners taking over the site or that are present here, which signify that you are ready to take over the site.
“The land surveyor is right here and he is going to take us round the site to an extent where he can, so that he can use his GPS to detect where each and every contract starts from, so that you can start clearing.
“Clearing is very important as you have seen the team here; the engineer, the town planner and the architect, except the site is cleared there is really nothing much that can be achieved.
“The contracts state how many buildings and from what end to what end and the likes of it,” he said.
Among other FHA officials present at the event, Mr Olakunle Busari, also tasked the developers on proper documentation to avoid any glitch as the construction progresses.
Busari posited that anything done henceforth must be written and there must be pictorial evidence as verbal explanations would not be entertained.
He asserted that FHA must be carried along in all their undertakings on the site before being carried out.
He further charged the developers to see to the security of their equipment and staff as well as ensure staff members have identity cards.
He cautioned the developers not to demonish any structure seen on the site while clearing.
One of the development partners,
Dr Mike Anjorin, the Managing Director Woodston, assured FHA officials that security would be given the necessary attention in order to avoid vandalisation as witnessed in the past.
Anjorin said the significance of the handing over of the Ajoda site was that work would commence as it has been handed over officially.
“We have representatives from the FHA, the Zonal Manager came from Lagos and other officials from Abuja who signed the document and as the MD promised the site has been handed over.
“The construction of the buildings commences immediately but clearing of the site first as they said.
“The project will last for 24 months as it includes infrastructure such as roads, electricity, drainages among others.
“The total is 900 housing units for all partners and 208 is allocated to my company, Woodston Engineering and Construction Ltd and we are also doing infrastructure as well,” he said.
The development partners were happy the project is taking off having suffered delay for about a year.
Ajoda estate would be the first housing estate of the FHA in Ibadan to be handled by five development partners including, Woodston construction company, Greenwood company, Timik Engineering among others.