Gov. Rauf Aregbesola of Osun says the state is collaborating with the African Nations Development Programme (ANDP) to build 5,000 units of two- bedroom bungalows in the state.
Aregbesola disclosed this during a visit to his office by ANDP representatives on Wednesday in Osogbo.
The governor, represented by Mr Akintunde Akinajo, the Commissioner for Lands and Physical Planning, said the housing units would be built on 400 hectares of land in Ede, Iwo, Ikirun, Ilesa and Ila-Orangun.
The governor said that series of meetings had been held with traditional rulers and other relevant stakeholders in the five selected communities to make the project all inclusive and a success.
He noted that all required documents on the selected sites had been made available to ANDP.
While appreciating the ANDP for choosing Osun for the development project, Aregbesola assured the body of total support in the implementation of the project.
In his remarks, the Nigeria Director of ANDP, Mr Eze Ifeanyichukwu, said that the 5,000 housing units would also include hospitals, schools, police stations, markets and other facilities for the less privileged.
Ifeanyichukwu said that with the support of the state government, the project would commence immediately after the ground breaking ceremony.
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