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KOGI GOVT. SIGNS MOU WITH ONYX TO CONSTRUCT 1000 AFFORDABLE HOUSING UNITS FOR INDIGENES

Kogi State Government has signed a comprehensive agreement with ONYX First Risers Limited, an international Real Estate firm for the construction of one thousand affordable housing units in the state.

The Government said More indigenes of the State will soon have an opportunity to become homeowners.

The Secretary to the state government, Ayoade Folashade disclosed the government’s vision during the signing of the documents with the representatives of the ONYX First Risers, in Lokoja the state capital.

She described the scheme as a welcome development which would reduce housing deficits in the state, create employment opportunities and yield other benefits.

The people of kogi state would in no distant time have another phase of housing estate to reduce the pain of paying heavy house rent in the state as kogi state Governor Yahaya Bello partners with a vibrant estate developer to erect a thousand affordable housing units for indigents.

The Secretary to the Kog State Government, Ayoade Folashade said that the State is unique in terms of availability of resources, adding that Governor Yahaya Bello’s huge investments in security is deliberate and is aimed at making the state conducive for the people and investors.

The Special Adviser to the Governor on Economy, Finance and Investment who is also the Chief Executive Officer, Kogi State Investment Promotion Agency (KOSIPA), Abdulkarim Siyaka, said the government of Kogi State is committed to attracting meaningful investments to the state which will not only make living easier for the people, but also create employment opportunities and improve the internally generated revenue of the state.

He gave insights to how one can become a beneficiary.

The Chairman of ONYX First Risers, Essey Okagbari commended the government for providing a conducive environment for investment.

He said the signing of the comprehensive agreement signals the formal commencement of their partnership with the state government, adding that they will ensure that they meet up with their part of the agreement which is to construct quality housing for the state.

Okagbari said the one thousand housing estate will begin in January 2022.

The government also signed MoU with E-Force Agro Development company, Russia based firm to invest in commercial scale maize farming in Osara.

This investment is projected to generate at least five thousand jobs and improve the IGR of the state by over one billion Naira.

The MoU with Emporium Industries limited, is targeted towards resuscitating the state fertilizer industry located in Ajaokuta local government area.

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