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The Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Dr. Idris Salako has tasked staff of the Ministry and its agencies to brace up for the challenges ahead while acting with dignity and honour to meet set targets.

Salako spoke during a meeting with the staff of the Ministry and its Agencies at the Adeyemi-Bero Auditorium, emphasising that officers should discharge their duties efficiently to attain an organised, livable and sustainable environment.

“As regulators of the built environment where we are expected to interact with other professionals, the onus is on us to act diligently and honourably to earn the desired respect”, he said.

While noting that government expects excellent service delivery towards the eradication of infractions in the built environment, the Commissioner warned that erring officers would be made to face the Physical Planning and Building Control Appeals Committee to instill discipline.

He also urged officers to acquaint themselves with laws and regulations guiding their operations and embrace the ethics of their various professions.

In his words, “As standard bearers in the built environment, it is important to understand the rules guiding our practice and equip ourselves with the professional ethical standards”.

Salako admonished officers to jettison unproductive attitude to work, stressing that officers must adopt positive mindsets to effect the desired change.

Present at the meeting were the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development, Arc. Foluso Dipe; General Manager, Lagos State Physical Planning Permit Authority, Tpl. Funmi Osifuye; General Manager, Lagos State Building Control Agency, Engr. Biola Kosegbe and other heads of agencies within the purview of the Ministry.

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