Lagos Promises to Make Planning Permit Application Process more Efficient

Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Lagos State, Dr. Idris Salako, has reiterated the State government’s readiness to make speed up the application process for building planning permit and other approvals for people in areas where district planning offices were destroyed.

Dr. Salako made the pledge yesterday, when he led management of the ministry on assessment tour of district offices destroyed by hoodlums during the EndSARS protests in the state.

Salako expressed dismay at the level of destruction in Lagos State Physical Planning Permit Authority (LASPPPA) and Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA) district offices in Ibeju, Lagos Island and Ajeromi-Ifelodun, as well as the Materials Testing Laboratory Headquarters in Ojodu where structures, equipment and documents were completely razed,

According to the commissioner, the government has taken inventory of affected assets and was ramping up efforts to redress the situation, describing the incident as unfortunate and capable of bringing untold hardship to Lagosians, especially property owners and developers.

He said that concerted efforts were ongoing to ensure that people in the affected areas would be able to process their applications for planning permit and other approvals seamlessly.

Idris urged Lagosians to take advantage of the electronic planning permit platform: to forward their applications, adding that the state would expedite action on the initiative to strengthen the Lagos State Planning Information Centre (LASPIC) for the maintenance of durable planning records.

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