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Lagos HOMS May Draw Produces 42 Home Owners....

The May edition of the Lagos HOMS public draw organized by the Lagos Mortgage Board has produced 42 new home owners.
Speaking at the draw, the Chief Executive Officer of the Board, Mr Akinola Kojo Sagoe said since inception of the scheme in March 2014, it has lived up to its expectation as over 400 winners who have completed the necessary documentation have successfully been handed the keys to their respective apartments.

For the May draw, 80 applications were received, 60 people were pre-qualified and 20 applications were declined due to improper documentation. Also, about 12 schemes were made available for the draw which include; Alhaja Adetoun Mustapha and Hon. Olaitan Mustapha Estate in Ojokoro, Hon Sontonwa and Oba Adeboruwa Estate in Ikorodu, Sir Michael Otedola Estate in Epe, Chief Anthony Enahoro Estate (1&2) in Ogba, Igando Gardens in Alimosho, Chios Gardens in Lekki Ajah, Mushin Scheme and Sangotedo in Ajah.

Speaking further, Mr Sagoe said schemes such as Chief Anthony Enahoro Housing Scheme (1&2) in Ogba, Ilupeju Scheme and the Oba Lateef Adams Estate in Iloro are fully occupied.

He made it known that work was on-going in 26 different sites across the state and they include; Omole Phase 1& 2, Oko-Oba in Agege, Ajara in Badagry just to mention a few.
He enjoined residents to be on the lookout for the Omole Scheme 1&2 which will be up for application in the next two months.

Dr Raqmat Adetutu, one of the winners, who won 1 bedroom apartment in Mushin express her happiness. She said she first heard about the Lagos HOMS scheme from one of Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola’s speeches after which she made enquires and applied.

Encouraging residents to partake, she said the process was seamless urging Lagos residents to continue paying their taxes so that government can continue to alleviate the suffering of the people especially in the area of housing.
She concluded by saying the initiative was good for people with a good saving habit as the 10 year mortgage plan encourages people to cultivate a good saving habit.

The special Adviser, Project Implementation and Monitoring Unit, Mr Suliaman Alabi Yusuf who represented the Governor congratulated the winners and thanked them for remaining faithful to Fashola’s Administration. He said the All Progressive Congress led government will ensure continuity of the project. He urged more people to apply.
Also, he emphasized that work was ongoing in 26 new sites in various part of the State advising residents to consider proximity of the scheme they apply for to their work place for comfortability.

The Deputy General Manager (Shared Services) Mr Bayowa Foresythe in his closing remarks said hard work had sustained the scheme in the last one year. He thanked the staffs of the Mortgage Board for being diligent in the discharge of their civic responsibilities.

So far about 645 winners have emerged since the inception of the Lagos HOMS Scheme. Over 400 of the winners have successfully completed necessary documentation hence, the keys to their apartments have been handed over to them.