Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State today undertook an inspection tour of the ongoing state-of-the art Estate along Enugu – Port Harcourt Expressway, Enugu, being developed by the state government in partnership with a private firm – FIT Consult Limited to provide a befitting housing for potential residents of the state.
The visit according to the governor, who went round the vast Estate with the company’s officials led by its Chief Executive Officer, Chief Loretta Aniagolu, was to ascertain the extent of work on the Estate with regard to the amenities and facilities being put in place to serve the needs of the people of the state.
After the inspection Gov. Ugwuanyi in his address, expressed satisfaction with the level of “seriousness and commitment” exhibited by the state government’s partners towards the timely delivery of the project, saying that he has no doubt that the venture will go a long way in his administration’s genuine efforts to addressing the housing needs of the people.
He added that the project “further underscores the usefulness of synergy and cooperation between government and the private sector in the quest for the rapid development of the state as well as the improvement of the lives of our people”.
While thanking Dr. Aniagolu and her team for all their efforts, the governor used the opportunity to call on “other individuals and organizations in the private sector, both at home and abroad, to emulate this worthy example and also join hands with government to advance the frontiers of development in Enugu State”.
According to him, “Enugu State is indeed ready and open for business and we will eagerly welcome partners in every sphere of development so that our aspiration to build a more prosperous, peaceful and secure Enugu State will be fully and promptly actualized”.
The Estate according to the CEO of FIT Consult, has 200 units of three-bedroom Bungalows, 490 units of four-bedroom Duplexes and site and services of 487 plots totaling 1,177 homes with the following services – 24-Hour Water Supply; 24-Hour Electricity; paved concrete roads; sidewalks and street lights; parks and greenery; waste management; recreation and security.
On the commercial section, Chief Aniagolu explained that the Estate has an event centre; fitness centre; hotel; hospital, office park; school; shopping mall; neighbourhood shops; recreation club and worship centre.
She also highlighted that the Estate located in Enugu State has the following features and advantages – on highway to five states; direct international flights; Air Peace International Hub (coming soon); supporting State Legislation; 14 Tertiary Institutions; large scale industries among others.