The Lagos State Government has charged property developers in Lekki, Ajah and Eti-Osa to stick to the master plan for the axis.
Speaking at a stakeholders meeting, Thursday, the city’s Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Dr. Idris Salako, said that property developers in those areas risk sanctions, if they violate the masterplan.
He explained that the compliance is necessary to preserve the orderliness of the areas, which are structured according to the Ikoyi-Victoria Island Model City Plan and Lekki Comprehensive Master Plan, respectively.
“Consequently, you are to please note that the approval orders of the plans, as applicable, remain the only valid references for any developmental activity that can be carried out in this area until another review is conducted,” he said.
He emphasised that any “act of deliberate contravention of the approval orders, extant law and regulations” would be sanctioned.
Salako warned property developers to also desist from illegal operations, citing demolition and prosecution as penalties.
He explained such illegal operations as “non-adherence to planning permit, deliberate falsehood in the design drawings and construction of buildings after submission, prior to the grant of planning permit and the mandatory stage certification, falsification of documents such as mandatory statutory clearances, payment receipts and LIRS tax clearance as well as fake approvals in connivance with third parties, some of whom are staff members of the ministry illegally engaged to provide ‘administrative protection’ instead of dealing with us directly through our formal channels.”
He charged Lagos property developers to comply with all statutory requirements for building constructions, including obtaining a planning permit from the Lagos State Physical Planning Permit Authority as well as stage certification from the Lagos State Building Control Agency.
He assured that the Ministry would intensify continuous public enlightenment effort in line with the state government’s agenda.Follow us on social media