The Lagos State Government has said that it is set to eliminate delays in the issuance of building plan approvals to curb illegal developments.
Dr Idris Salako, the Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, said in a statement on Tuesday that there was the need to ensure the harmonious development of the physical environment of Lagos State.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Salako spoke during a working visit to the Lagos State Building Control Agency, the Lagos State Physical Planning Permit Agency (LASPPA) and the Lagos State Urban Renewal Agency.
The commissioner was accompanied on the visit by the Special Adviser on Urban Development, Mr Kabir Abdullahi and the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development, Mr Foluso Dipe.
The Commissioner said that factors causing delays in issuing building plan approvals would be examined thoroughly, with a view to easing the process and eliminating the delays.
“We are determined to streamline the process and enhance inter-agency collaboration where necessary to eliminate delays in issuing building plan approvals.
“Bottlenecks create unnecessary backlogs and encourage illegal developments,” he said.