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Lagos to execute development plans in Lekki, others, calls for expression of interest

The Lagos State Government has called for expression of interest from qualified Town Planning Consultants.

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The Lagos State Government has moved to execute its 3 development plans for different parts of the state and it has called for expression of interest from qualified Town Planning Consultants.

This is in line with the policy of the government to make Lagos sustainable, resilient and attractive to business through community regeneration and inclusive physical planning.

This disclosure was made in a statement by the Lagos State Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Dr Idris Salako, who stated that the proposed plans are for Ibeju-Lekki Model City Plan, the review of Lekki Comprehensive Master Plan and the review of Alimosho Model City Plan.

Salako in his statement said the objective of a Model City Plan for Ibeju-Lekki is to address the observed negative effects of growth and development in the area as well as finding lasting solutions; while the proposed review of Alimosho Model City Plan would address the exponential population growth in the axis.

He also said that the review of Lekki Comprehensive Master Plan has an objective of measuring the implementation of key components of the planning strategy and the Master Plan, in relation to the set objectives of providing the necessary infrastructure for growth and development of the corridor.

Salako stated, “In delivering the Plans, the successful Consultants, to be determined in accordance with the State Public Procurement Law, would be expected to, among others, carry out an in-depth demographic survey in the study areas, taking into consideration the existing situation and projected population growth over the next 20 years.’’

He pointed out that the Consultants are expected to liaise and work with various stakeholders in preparing the Plans in order to initiate public participation and encourage ownership.

What this means

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  • The implementation of the development plan for these areas is a step in the right direction due to the huge influx of people in those locations and the increase in economic activities.
  • Inadequate infrastructure and lack of planning can negatively impact or hamper the economic growth in those areas especially at Ibeju-Lekki which has some huge public and private sector business projects going on.

 

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Chike Olisah is a graduate of accountancy with over 15 years working experience in the financial service sector. He has worked in research and marketing departments of three top commercial banks. Chike is a senior member of the Nairametrics Editorial Team. You may contact him via his email- [email protected]

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NPA suspends Electronic Call-up for trucks at APM terminal, Apapa

This follows a fallout of the dispute between members of the Maritime Workers Union and the management of AP Moller Terminals.

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The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has announced the suspension of the Electronic Call-up for trucks (ETO) for cargoes bound for the AP Moller Terminal (APMT) in Apapa.

This follows the disruption of operations at the terminal which is a fallout of the dispute between members of the Maritime Workers Union and the management of AP Moller Terminals.

This disclosure is contained in a series of tweet posts by NPA on its official Twitter handle on Thursday, April 15, 2021.

The NPA said that while it is working towards resolving the dispute between both parties, APMT will not receive or exit cargoes for the next 24 hours.

The tweet from NPA reads, ”Following a dispute with the management of AP Moller Terminals at the Lagos Ports Complex, Apapa, members of the Maritime Workers Union have today, April 15, disrupted operations at the terminal.

While the NPA is working toward resolving the dispute between the two parties, APMT will not be able to receive or exit cargoes for the next 24 hours.

The authority hereby urges stakeholders to please take note, as ETO tickets will not be issued to APMT bound cargoes.’’

What you should know

  • There were earlier reports that the Maritime Workers’ Union of Nigeria (MWUN) on April 15 shut down AP Moller Terminal (APMT) in Apapa.
  • The President-General of MWUN, Mr Adewale Adeyanju, disclosed that the grounding of activities at the terminal is due to the expiration of the one week plus notice given to the management of the terminal to adhere to the laws of the land.

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NCC issues NIN enrollment guideline for foreigners living in Nigeria

All legally resident foreigners are required to obtain a NIN just like Nigerian citizens.

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Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) has issued NIN enrollment guidelines for foreigners living in Nigeria.

According to NCC, all persons in Nigeria who use mobile networks are required to register their SIM cards and link them with the NIN database.

This was disclosed by the commission via its Twitter handle on Thursday.

READ: Here are 6 directives NCC gave MTN, Airtel, others on SIMs without NIN

It tweeted, “All persons in Nigeria who use mobile networks are required to register their SIM cards and link them with the NIN database.

All legally resident foreigners (i.e. non-Nigerians living and working in Nigeria) are to obtain a NIN just like Nigerian citizens. They can do this by submitting valid resident/work permits at NIMC enrolment centres.

However, foreigners on tourist or visiting visa are to tender their international passports to acquire a SIM. But where such a visiting foreigner or tourist’s immigration status changes to residency or work permit, he/she will be required to obtain NIN and link the registered SIM.”

READ: Beware of fake NIN app, NIMC warns Nigerians

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It added that the NIN does not confer citizenship on foreigners but only serves to identify a person (citizens and legal residents).

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