The Lagos State Government has urged residents of the State to discontinue illegal development of Federal Lands in Lagos State without obtaining Planning Permits for such physical developments and uses of lands within the State.

According to a Statement by the Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Dr. Idris Sallako on Monday, the Commissioner drew the attention of the General Public to the Friday, 13th June, 2003 Judgement of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, in favour of the Lagos State Government in the area of physical planning and development of any land within the jurisdiction of the State.

According to him, any land found to have been developed after the year 2003 within the State, without the requisite Planning Permit from the Lagos State Physical Planning Permit Authority (LASPPPA) is illegal as it is a contravention of the Provisions of the Lagos State Laws and Regulations.

He maintained that the Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development would henceforth embark on massive enforcement exercise while defaulters would be sanctioned and prosecuted.

He emphasised that this move was in consonance with the recently declared zero tolerance for all illegal development of lands in the State, saying that it would not be business as usual for those who are fond of developing their lands without planning permit and adherence to the State planning laws.

He urged Lagosians to ensure voluntary compliance to the provisions of the State’s Physical Planning Laws.