A real estate firm, GText Homes, has unveiled plans to construct 300 housing units of green, smart and luxury homes in Abuja.

The novel smart homes project tagged “Jasper Hill View” is an eco-friendly estate located in the Lugbe area of the capital city.

According to the developer, the estate is designed to accommodate residential and commercial property and green areas to give the best experience of nature, exciting infrastructural experiences and luxury living to prospective subscribers.

Speaking during the groundbreaking ceremony held recently, the Founder and Chairman, GText Holdings, Dr Stephen Akintayo, explained that the new project is a fulfillment of the company’s vision to build a safe, secure and all-inclusive architectural masterpiece that will not only redefine comfortable living but also serve as the epitome of a fast-changing lifestyle.

Akintayo, who is also a member of the Forbes Business Council, disclosed plans to build 25,000 smart homes by 2035 and emphasised that the goal is to build houses that are not only green and smart but also offer quality lifestyles.

He said, “Jasper Estate will contain over 300 units, we have the apartments, which are 3 bedroom and 4 bedroom with a BQ and then we have a duplex as well.

“The estate will also have more than just houses, it will have a clinic, a gym, a fitness centre, a mini park for kids and several other infrastructural benefits. We also plan to have a private cable car, which will be the first of its kind in Nigeria.

“We want our subscribers who move in here not to have any reason to move outside this place for their essential needs. A unique selling point is the fact that it’s green and smart, we are generating our electricity for everyone and we are converting our waste to bio-gas so for the benefit of our subscribers.

“These and more are lots of innovations we are bringing but beyond that, we are creating a proper well habitable neighbourhood with hospitals and marts within the estate and also a kids’ play area. It is a community with proper infrastructure.”

Reeling out its features, the Chief Executive Officer, Usman Farouq, said the estate sits on a two-and-a-half hectare with modern-day facilities such as greenhouses, fitted kitchens, 24-hour security, swimming pools and ample parking space.

According to him, three and four-bedroom apartments with BQs, four-bedroom penthouses, and five-bedroom semi-detached duplex houses are priced between N100m and N170m.

He said, “We are quite excited about what we are building here because we are building a green sustainable housing development, luxury and smart homes. The estate is designed to sustain itself and foster a community, enriching family values.”

On his part, the former Inspector General of Police, Mike Okiro, applauded GText Homes for being a trailblazer in providing homes for Nigerians with numerous innovations in housing development.

Okiro, who was a special guest, also pleaded for affordable homes so that they can cater to the needs of all social strata, and not just the wealthy, so that all Nigerians can benefit from the development.

“If we look at the hierarchy of needs, a place to sleep is basic to all human beings and GText Homes is a trailblazer in providing homes for Nigerians. I also hope that the homes will be affordable so that they can cater for the needs of all social strata, and don’t only aim at the big so that all Nigerians will do a good job being done here.”

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