The Lagos state government has unveiled plans to commission its first green and eco-friendly estate before the close of the first quarter of this year.
Commissioner for Housing in the State, Moruf Akinderu-Fatai, stated this during a site inspection of the Peridot Parkland estate.
The first phase of the estate which comprises two hundred and fifty-two, two-bedroom bungalows is sited at Idale along Topo BADAGRY road in Badagry area.
According to the Commissioner, the housing scheme was built by the Ministry of Housing through a joint venture arrangement with Echostone Nigeria and designed to utilize less energy for cooling and heating, thereby ensuring the sustainability of the environment.
Apart from the benefits accruing to the environment through optimization of energy consumption, Akinderu-Fatai said the project also showcased an innovative technology which would increase housing delivery, utilized lesser energy and generated minimal wastes from site activities.
He pointed out that the collaboration with Echostone had shown clearly that Lagos state government would speedily meet up with its target in housing delivery, thereby increasing the housing stock in the state.