Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development, Lagos State Planning Permit Authority (LASPPPA), Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA), and the Special Operations Team from the Governor’s Office swung into action to seal 56 unapproved & illegal Structures in Ikoyi and on the Banana island axis of Lagos state.
Dr Idris Salako, Commissioner for Physical planning and Urban development expressed his concern on the amount of illegal and unapproved structures developed in the ikoyi, banana island axis of the state and that the decision sprung up from the state’s policy of Zero Tolerance for Illegal Developments and also mentioned that the exercise would be extended to other parts of the state.
In a statement released on sunday
“The exercise continues to send strong signals of government’s determination to guard the State Operative Development Plans.
“Also, it is meant to curb illegal physical developments as the buildings/building construction sites sealed since the beginning of the Special Enforcement Operation midweek have reached 56 in number.
“On Saturday alone, 22 were sealed for building permit and conformity issues. Of this total, 16 were sealed on Banana Island whilst six were sealed at Adeyemi Lawson, Mcpherson, and surrounding streets in Ikoyi,”
“The rate at which developers in these elite areas flout our planning laws by going ahead to erect buildings without the necessary permits is disturbing.”
“This untoward act that is inimical to the sustainable development of our environment must be curtailed in the interest of all,”
In addition, he urged all developers/ property owners affected to present their approved planning permits or perfect their documents.Also all intending developers before construction to obtain approval from the Lagos state building control agency (LASBCA) to avoid the sealing of their properties.