The Lagos State Government has moved against the illegal and unrestrained conversion of land use in government schemes in the state.
This follows the state government’s determination to stop the unbridled conversion from designated use to mixed-use in Government Schemes in the State.
This disclosure was made by the Lagos State Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Dr Idris Salako, at an interactive session with the press in his office at the Secretariat, Alausa, on Monday, March 29, 2021.
Salako pointed out that Government Schemes which were originally designated as residential had been subjected to indiscriminate change of use, leading to distortions in the original layout plans and creating planning challenges in the areas.
The Commissioner reiterated the commitment of the State Government to restoring the Schemes to their original plans and warned all those who had converted from designated use to mixed-use to revert forthwith or face immediate enforcement.
Salako explained that enforcement exercise would commence immediately in Ikeja GRA, Lekki Peninsula Scheme 1, Magodo Residential Scheme I and II, Ogudu GRA, Omole and Apapa GRA.
He added that serving of contravention notices would continue in the other schemes in the State, while their layout is being critically considered.
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- The Lagos State Government had repeatedly warned against indiscriminate conversion of buildings from residential to commercial by individuals and groups with a threat to commence the restoration of Government Residential Schemes to their original plans.
- The week-long monitoring and enforcement exercise were to be carried out in the Lekki Peninsula Scheme I and Magodo Residential Schemes I and II.
LASG GOES TOUGH ON ILLEGAL CONVERSION OF LAND USE IN GOVERNMENT SCHEMES
— The Lagos State Govt (@followlasg) March 29, 2021