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 Says Affected Property Must Revert Immediately to Avoid Enforcement

The Lagos State Government, on Monday, said it is determined to stop the unbridled conversion from designated use to mixed use in Government Schemes in the State.

The Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Dr. Idris Salako, made this known today during a session with newsmen in his office at the Secretariat, Alausa.

He emphasised that Government Schemes were originally designated as residential but had been subjected to indiscriminate change of use, leading to distortions in the original layout plans, thereby creating planning challenges in the areas.

The Commissioner reiterated the commitment of the State Government to restoring the Schemes to their original plans and urged everyone who had converted from designated use to mixed-use to revert forthwith or face immediate enforcement.

According to Salako, 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.

Recalling that the Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development had warned repeatedly against the indiscriminate change of use, particularly in Government Schemes, the Commissioner stressed that such acts which compromise planning standards would no longer be tolerated in Lagos State.

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