The Lagos State Ministry of PhysicalPlanning and Urban Development, on Wednesday, served Contravention Notices on three bonded container terminals and sealed 16 other buildings constructed illegally in Okota within Oshodi-Isolo Local Government.
The bonded terminals, located on Ago- Palace Way and Muyibat Oyefusi Street, Okota, were found to have been inappropriately constructed in residential areas and, therefore, requested to come forward with Planning Permits for the facilities to avoid being sealed.
The monitoring and enforcement team, led by the Commissioner for Physical Planningand Urban Development, Dr. Idris Salako also sealed 16 other residential and commercial buildings constructed without Planning Permits or were built at variance with the Approval Order of the area.
Salako insisted that Lagosians must build by the rule, warning that no excuses will be entertained from property owners and developers found violating approvals despite the persistent public enlightenment by the State government.
The Commissioner reiterated that Property Owners and Developers should shun charlatans and approach the District Office of the Lagos State Physical Planning Permit Authority(LASPPPA) to process their Planning Permits and follow the rule during construction of buildings.
The enforcement team, which sealed shopping malls, hotels, warehouses and private residences illegally converted for other use, also comprised the Special Adviser to the Governor on Urban Development, Mr. Ganiyu Adele Ayuba; Permanent Secretary, Arc. Foluso Dipe; operatives of Lagos State Physical Permit Planning Authority (LASPPPA), Lagos State Building Control Agency(LASBCA) and the Special Operations Team in the Governor’s Office.