The Lagos State Physical Planning Permit Authority (LASPPPA) says it will be embarking on a roadshow on Monday to ensure compliance with physical planning permit laws around Lekki axis.
LASPPPA General Manager, Mr. Kehinde Osinaike, said this in a statement signed by Mrs. Abimbola Emdin-Umeh, Director, Public Affairs of the authority, on Friday in Lagos.
Osinaike said that the one-day roadshow to be followed by a stakeholders’ meeting on June 8, would further drive home physical development awareness.
He said that the roadshow expected to hold in four major areas of the state was part of the ongoing monitoring and enforcement activities of the agency.
Osinaike added that it was initiated to stimulate awareness the benefits of voluntary compliance with physical planning permit laws.
He decried the rate of non-compliance to physical planning laws which leads to dangerous and haphazard developments causing building collapse, loss of lives and property.
Osinaike appealed to Lagos residents to embrace voluntary compliance and whistle blowing and report illegal and defective construction to the agency.
He said that the authority had stepped-up its advocacy and sensitisation to property owners/developers on the need to obtain planning permit and adhere to physical planning and building control laws and regulations.
According to him, getting planning permit before commencement of construction work and abiding by regulations ensures quality assurance in building in line with global standards.
“With this, professionals and government agencies involved in construction would be able to guide the land owners/developers appropriately based on environmental impact assessment.
“It is the duty of LASPPPA to give advice on the appropriateness of land in different areas of the state for certain physical developments,” he said.
Osinaike urged the media to join in the enlightenment campaign to educate members of the public more on physical planning matters.
He also advised developers to engage environment professionals during construction and execution and desist from patronising touts to avert negative consequences.