The Lagos State Government, on Friday, enforced its zero-tolerance measures by removing the vast illegal attachments to a building under construction at 37, Lugard Avenue, Ikoyi.
Speaking during the removal exercise, the State Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Dr. Idris Salako said that the Developer of the property illegally lined the fence of the building with unapproved attachments and refused to obey repeated warnings of the Ministry while defiantly breaking government seals on the property on several occasions.
He explained that other infractions committed by the developer include building without approval, over density, blockage of airspace and not leaving enough setback, among others. Salako said that the removal of the illegal attachments was a strong indication that the Lagos State Government would not tolerate illegal building construction in the State, saying that “I believe this exercise will sound a note of warning as well as deterrence to anyone who is bent on circumventing the Physical Planning laws of Lagos State”.
He reiterated that it was in the best interest of residents of the State when laws and regulations guiding the built environment are adhered to, in order to create a livable and sustainable physical environment.Also present during the exercise were the Special Adviser to the Governor on Urban Development, Ganiyu Adele Ayuba; the Permanent Secretary, Foluso Dipe; General Manager, Lagos State Physical Planning Permit Authority, Funmilayo Osifuye; General Manager, Lagos State Building Control Agency, Abiola Kosegbe and functionaries of the Special Operations Team in the Governor’s Office as well as Senior Management Staff of the ministry.