As part of the on-going efforts to control physical development and promote a sustainable living environment, the Lagos State Government, on Thursday, sealed 19 additional buildings in the highbrow Banana Island, Ikoyi.
The sealed buildings violated the physical planning laws of the state in terms of structure and locations, and also failed to obtain the required building permit.
The sealing of the 19 buildings, brings the total number of properties sealed in Banana Island, Ikoyi to 34 in two days of the exercise.
In furtherance of the ongoing efforts to control physical development and engender livable and sustainable environment, LASG, on Thursday, sealed 19 additional buildings in the highbrow Banana Island, Ikoyi@jidesanwoolu @idreezsalako #LASG
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The Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Dr. Idris Salako, who led the enforcement exercise, stated that the Government was ready to take on individuals and property developers who violate planning laws to the detriment of the wellness and wellbeing of the society through disorderly, unorganised, unapproved and illegal developments.
He emphasised that the State Government would not relent in its effort to enforce compliance with the planning laws of the State in the interest of the sustainable growth and development of Lagos.
Salako warned property owners and developers to desist from illegal practices such as the encroachment on the right of way and alignment of the proposed Lagoon Highway by some developers.
According to him, such illegal practices would not be condoned.
Also speaking during the exercise, Special Adviser to the Governor on Urban Development, Mr. Ganiyu Adele Ayuba cautioned developers to desist from breaking Government seals on the property that had been sealed for infractions.
He noted that such illicit acts constitute an affront to the authorities and would be met with stiff penalties, adding that the government would not tolerate any attack or obstruction of its officials while on lawful assignments, as has been seen in the past.
The special enforcement activity is a joint exercise between the Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development, Lagos State Building Control Agency, and the Special Operations Team in the Governor’s Office.
The exercise commenced on Wednesday, June 10.