Lagos state adopts zero tolerance for illegal buildings … Seal Off 56 Properties including some properties in Banana Island & Ikoyi
The Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Dr. Idris Salako, disclosed this weekend disclosed that the Lagos State government have sealed off over 56 buildings/building construction sites in Ikoyi and Banana Island areas since the beginning of the Special Enforcement Operation this week .
He described the rate at which developers in elite areas flout planning laws as disturbing.
According to Dr Salako, this untoward habit of erecting buildings without the necessary permits is inimical to the sustainable development of the environment and must be curtailed in the interest of all.
In an effort to curb the unprecedented rate of unapproved building construction in the state, Dr Salako disclosed that property owners would now need to come forth with their planning permits granted for the building construction and evidence of stage certification obtained from the Lagos State Building Control Agency(LASBCA) or have their buildings sealed.
Property owners in Ikoyi and Banana Island must produce on demand their planning permits and evidence of stage certification or risk their property being sealed up in furtherance of the state policy of zero-tolerance for illegal developments
He stressed that the exercise would be extended to other parts of the state to send strong signals of government’s determination to guard the state operative development plans and to curb illegal physical development.
Dr Salako, urged those whose property were sealed off due to these infractions to report to the Office of the Commissioner, Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development, Secretariat, Alausa, Ikeja, to perfect their documents.