Olusegun Ariyo

The Lagos state government said it will intensify action against erring builders and property owners who are in the habit of building structures without proper approval as it seals Twenty seven buildings, which consist of residential and commercial developments in lekki area in the state.

A statement from the Assistant Director, Media Affairs, Mr Mukaila Sanusi of the ministry of physical planning and Urban Development quoted the commissioner, Dr Salako as saying ‘the sealing of the erring structures that the buildings, most of which are in use, were either built without planning permit or built without planning permit,  built without planning conformity to their approval order.

The statement put further; “that he emphasised that the area being a physical development hub in the state, must not be allowed to be defaced with illegal developments, stressing that all physical developments in lekki and other areas of the state must conform to planning laws of the state.

He reiterated that it was by enforcing strict compliance to law and regulations that the pervasive incidence of illegal and unapproved buildings could be stopped.

“It is by so doing that we could protect the operative Development plan of Lagos state and sustain an orderly, organised and livable environment”

Salako urged those buying or renting landed properties to ensure that such properties had planning permit and certificate of fitness for habitation in other to avoid their property being sealed.

His word; “The Enforcement exercise is the continuation of the efforts commenced some weeks back to eliminate the menace of illegal buildings and sanitize the built environment in the state.

“The enforcement team present include the special Adviser to the governor on urban Development, Hon Ganiyu Adele Ayuba, the permanent secretary of the ministry Arc Foluso Adebayo Dipe and operatives of the Lagos physical planning permit Authority.

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