The New Town Development Authority (NTDA) of Lagos State says it has developed new sites and drawn up housing plans aimed at decongesting the heavily populated Central Business District (CBD) in Lagos.

The schemes of detached housing units and blocks of flats are located in Ikeja, Ikorodu, Lagos, Epe and Badagry. Measuring between 11 and 1,421 hectares, and capable of housing populations of between 2,500 and 110,000, the NDTA has urged people to buy properties.

The schemes provide roads, street lighting, drainage, electricity and water, with competitive rates offered in many of the areas outlined for development. The authority said its actions were imperative if Lagos State were to join the league of UN recognised