February 22, 2024
Lagos Demolishes Buildings At Int’l Trade Fair Complex Over Infractions
News Today In the News

Lagos Demolishes Buildings At Int’l Trade Fair Complex Over Infractions

The Lagos State Government has commenced the demolition and sealing of some buildings in the International Trade Fair Complex situated at the Ojo area of the state, over illegal construction by developers and property owners.

The exercise was carried out by the special enforcement unit, led by the Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Mr. Oluyinka Olumide, alongside the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development, Mr. Oluwole Sotire, the General Manager, Lagos State Physical Planning Permit Authority, Mr.  Kehinde Osinaike, and functionaries of the Lagos State Building Control Agency, LABSCA.

Commissioner Olumide, who supervised the sealing and partial removal of block works of some unapproved buildings, some of which were commercial premises, warehouses, and stores, said the International Trade Fair was notorious for all forms of illegal buildings.

READ ALSO: Emefiele Granted Bail As EFCC Finally Presents Ex-CBN Gov In Court

Also affected by the enforcement exercise on the trade fair complex were structures under construction, some of which were erected on drainage alignments.

The Commissioner decried the penchant for erecting buildings without approval, especially at the trade fair complex, where developers had been unyielding despite years of serving notices and stop-work orders.

Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development, Mr. Oluwole Sotire said although the trade fair complex was within Federal Government land, it did not exempt developers from obtaining planning permits from the Lagos State Government, as the Supreme Court judgement of 2003 explicitly placed the responsibility for planning on state governments.

    • 3 months ago

    […] READ ALSO: Lagos Demolishes Buildings At Int’l Trade Fair Complex Over Infractions […]

    • 3 months ago

    […] READ ALSO: Lagos Demolishes Buildings At Int’l Trade Fair Complex Over Infractions […]

Leave feedback about this

  • Quality
  • Price
  • Service

PROS

+
Add Field

CONS

+
Add Field
Choose Image
Choose Video