Lagos State Government to Remove Illegal Buildings in Two Weeks

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The Lagos State Government has announced plans to initiate the removal of illegal building attachments and conversions across the state within the next two weeks. Dr. Oluyinka Olumide, the Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, revealed this in a statement on Wednesday.

Dr. Olumide expressed disapproval of the practice of illegally converting residential properties into commercial spaces and erecting unauthorized attachments to buildings. He issued a two-week ultimatum for owners of illegal extensions to dismantle them. Failure to comply will result in the statewide demolition of such structures, beginning on February 15, starting from Lagos Island.

Additionally, the commissioner warned individuals who erected structures within the right of way of power lines, canals, and pipelines to prepare for massive enforcement actions by the ministry within the same timeframe. He emphasized the government’s commitment to creating a livable and sustainable built environment, underscoring its determination to enforce regulations effectively.

The ultimatum was announced during a joint enforcement visit to the site of a recent fire incident by key government agencies in the built sector, including the Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development, Lagos State Building Control Agency, Central Business District, and others.

Source: Parrot Nigeria News

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