In his determination to solve housing problems in Nigeria, especially in his home state, Anambra, the Chief Executive Officer of LAC Properties Nigeria Limited, Mr. Chikelo Ejikeme, has promised to partner with Anambra State Government to develop about 10,000 homes for civil servants in the state.
Speaking to journalists in Lagos, Ejikeme said that his company had contributed immensely in reducing housing problems in Nigeria by providing qualitative and affordable housing units for Nigerians, especially in Lagos and Abuja.
According to Ejikeme, “Extending our service to my home state has always been my dream. I am from Anambra State, Nnokwa precisely. I have done some good works in my hometown, and I wish to extend this service to other parts of the state as well.
“I am looking at partnering with the state government to develop about 10,000 homes for civil servants in the state; low mortgage homes with three bedroom bungalows in a good and secured neighbourhood, coupled with good road network and beefed with facilities such as children’s park, swimming pool, recreation centre and good security. I am looking at kick starting this project next year.”
Speaking on the high rate of unemployment in the country, Ejikeme said that LAC Properties Nigeria Limited had not only focused on ending the problem of housing but it was also committed to drastically reducing the annoying rate of unemployment in Nigeria.
He said: “Where two or more people are brought together to work and earn money for themselves, it is employment. We have created over 100 direct and indirect jobs. We are still looking at employing much more hands. We are now challenging ourselves to take on bigger projects so as to employ more hands and tackle unemployment on a much larger scale”.
“I employ both skilled and unskilled; graduates and non-graduates. We employ non-graduates for the manual and menial jobs while graduates are employed to supervise the non-graduates. It is a mixed blend, aimed at rendering the best of our service to our teeming customers.”
He also attributed problem in real estate sector to lack of funding and therefore urged the government to assist real estate developer with fund in other to reduce housing problem in Nigeria.
Source: This Day Live