Governor Idris Wada of Kogi State has commissioned the foundation laying of a 272 unit housing estate in Gadumo village, Lokoja.
The project is aimed at helping hundreds of victims who were displaced by floods in 2012.
Mr Wada said his government is committed to alleviating the suffering of the flood victims in the state by providing an environment conducive for the people to live in.
He stated that this will serve as fulfillment of the administration’s earlier promise to assist victims in all the nine local government areas of the state which were affected by the disaster.
The State Commissioner for Land and housing, Mr Stephen Mayaki said that the housing estate comprises of 272 units of bungalows.
He said the ongoing project will be executed in four months at the cost of N6,650,000.
The Governor, accompanied by the his deputy, Yomi Awoniyi and some of his cabinet members promised that other affected areas would soon be attended to as well.
Inspection of uncompleted projects
In a bid to fulfill his promise to conclude all uncompleted projects by his predecessor, Mr Wada was also at the Confluence beach to inspect a five star hotel which was initiated by former governor, Idris Ibrahim.
He disclosed that the project is top priority because it is aimed at promoting tourism in the state.
He also stated that the state government intention is to work out a private partnership with a management team based in Dubai, to run and change the fortune of the hotel.
Wada also inspected the second phase of the state secretariat complex which the contractor promised will be handed over in one week.