The Lagos state government said estates developments taking place in lekki specifically in sapata with land excision status has been suspended due to lack of layout approval
The development came on the hill of paving way for orderly and sustainable development of the area as it embarked on developments of its regional roads within the axes.
A statement made Available to Urban Express-News online through the Director of Media Affairs, Mr Mukaila Sanusi at the Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development quoted the commissioner, Dr Idris Salako as saying the decision was in a bid to take advantage of the regional road project as Developers had embarked on rapid indiscriminate development of estates in contravention of the state planning law.
“I have said repeatedly that we must halt the ugly situation in which planning had to chase development as against the opposite, and as a result, development around this corridor must be controlled to prevent another slum from springing up in the state as any unplanned development in the area will ultimately negate the expected benefits of the regional road”.
The statement put further, that the estates within Sapata village excision to the right of Harris Drive, from Victoria garden city junction down to lagoon must as a matter of urgency, come forward with their approvals, including layout plan, planning permit and state certificates or make immediate recourse to the appropriate government agencies for same, otherwise, no further development would be allowed in such estates.
Salako said all hands must be on deck towards achieving an orderly organised, livable and sustainable physical environment as envisioned by the development agenda of Lagos state.
He reiterated that prospective landed property buyers and off-takers should be wary of estate or properties without approval, in order not to jeopardize their investment.
“It is important that prospective landed property buyers and off-takers demand necessary layout approvals, planning permit and evidence of stage certification for the concerned property before committing their hard-earned resources”.
Meanwhile, a building located at 26 Afolabi along Alasia within Gaskiya road at ijora Badia in Lagos has collapsed.
Urban express news online gathered issues of maintenance were behind what led to the collapse of the building, even though eyewitness account has it that no life was lost, but the devastating effects it has caused the inhabitants can be telling!
Checks also revealed that the said building has been showing visible crack and sign of dilapidation which many beliefs remained the cause of the collapse.
Our correspondent gathered police officers from ijora Badia have promptly responded and ensured all occupants are being evacuated from the building and cordoned off the scene!