Olusegun Ariyo

Lagos state government said it has secured more commitment to ethical and professional conduct coming from urban planners in public service in other for efficiency and better service delivery.

The development came on the hill of devolution of planning permit approval powers to District offices of the state physical planning permit Authority (LASPPPA) as thirty of its District officers are now under its umbrella with the understanding of ensuring ethical and professional conducts.

A statement from the Director of Media Affairs, Mr Mukaila Sanni  in the Lagos Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development quoted the commissioner, Dr Idris Salako as saying “as part of its reform to ease planning permit approval process, District officers were granted some level of planning permit approval powers  and therefore mandated to give an undertaking  of ethical and professional conduct

Dr Salako said for the public to have a good perception of crucial reform that is pivotal to realising the ideals of making Lagos a 21-century economy that is essential for officers to interface with the people and acting on behalf of government leaving up to expectations.

“Given the sensitivity of their role, the state government had secured the commitment of the District officers to comply with their approval limits, display high level of competence and integrity as well as carry their assignment duties with professionalism and diligence”.

The statement put further; we are confident that district officers, who are now the face of the state government, will make good use of this opportunity  and change the narratives to justify our sustainable physical environment.

“The commissioner urges the thirty district officers to handle their assignment with honesty and seriousness it deserves, bearing in mind, the implication of not getting it right”.

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