Edo Government Hands Over Land For Housing Project

The project involves building 1,440 units on 70 hectares of land.

By Sneha A on
1st September 2023

The state government of Edo in Nigeria has handed over land to four local developers to kick off the second phase of the Emotan Gardens housing project in Benin City, the state capital.

The Edo Development and Property Agency (EDPA) completed the handover in mid-August.

The four developers are:

  • Wall-Ties & Forms Construction
  • Land Smith Construction
  • D’Prince Builders
  • Ivy League Limited

The Emotan Gardens project involves the phased development of a 1,440-unit gated housing estate on 70 hectares of land on the Upper Sokponba road. It features two housing types – detached and semi-detached.

The estate also offers communal facilities such as an artificial lake and pedestrian promenade, retail spaces and offices, and a school. It has a central sewage system, a waste management service centre and constant power supply from the Ossiomo power plant.

Construction of the first phase of the project, comprising 86 units, began in 2018; 68 housing units were handed over to residents in August 2022. That phase was developed by a joint venture of EDPA and local contractor Mixta Africa. 

The second phase comprises 52 units of two-bedroom semi-detached bungalows, 64 units of three-bedroom semi-detached bungalows and 31 units of three-bedroom detached bungalows, bringing the total number of housing units in the phase to 147.

The pricing for the units ranges between US$16,709 and US$22,786.

Photo: Handover ceremony (Source: LinkedIn – John Zedomi, ESDPC)

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