Over 200 Qualified Applicants Protest Ogun State Housing Scheme Fee Hike

Olivia Pressman
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Over 200 Qualified Applicants Protest Ogun State Housing Scheme Fee Hike

More than 200 qualified applicants of the Ogun State Government Housing Scheme Phase III, at Prince Court Estate along Kobape, have vehemently rejected the demand to add an extra ₦3.5 million to the ₦5,500,000 already paid since 2021.

In a statement signed by Olumuyiwa Oludaisi, they expressed dismay over the sudden requirement within a 60-day ultimatum, questioning the feasibility of raising such funds.

The rejection follows a letter dated July 1st, 2024, from the Commissioner for Housing, Jagunmolu Akande Omoniyi, stipulating the additional contribution for infrastructure provision or risk forfeiting their allocations.

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The applicants alleged a government shift from their initial commitment to allocate houses to the 235 qualified subscribers, accusing plans to resell to higher bidders after utilizing their payments for estate development.

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Oludaisi acknowledged Governor Dapo Abiodun for allocating houses to 110 applicants but urged fairness in allocation and removal of the imposed fee, emphasizing it was not part of their agreement. The applicants urged the government to uphold transparency, highlighting potential repercussions on public trust should the demands persist amidst ongoing financial obligations.

They called upon concerned Nigerians, activists, and the media to intervene, labeling the situation as an unjustified escalation undermining the original terms agreed upon three years ago.

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