. . . Orders Suspension of Developments in Shapatta.
The Lagos State Government has issued a strong warning against uncoordinated physical developments along alignments of the ongoing Regional Road, particularly Shapatta, near the Victoria Garden City, where it ordered the immediate suspension of developments.
During a routine monitoring visit, the Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Dr. Idris Salako,noted with dismay the alarming rate of illegal and haphazard development going on along Harrison Drive, Shapatta, behind VGC, Lekki.
He expressed concern that unruly developers have continued to build indiscriminately along the axis, noting that the trend could cause blight from the onset.
Reiterating that the Urban and Regional Planning and Development Law 2019 (as amended) is still in force, the Commissioner gave owners of all unapproved developments in the area 14 days to regularise with the Ministry while he, subsequently, issued a suspension order on fresh developments.
Dr. Salako insisted on prompt compliance with the directive, warning that the State Government would, henceforth, not hesitate to remove any uncomplying developments.