Ogun Seals 26 Buildings, Five Others Get Contravention Notice - EDU-BIZNEWS


Friday, August 13, 2021

Ogun Seals 26 Buildings, Five Others Get Contravention Notice

Ogun State Government has   
sealed-up  26  buildings including gas outlets, petrol filling station, as well as commercial buildings, accusing owners of the affected properties of violating  Physical Planning law of the State.

The sealed properties are located at Mowe/Ofada in Obafemi/Owode Local Government Area of the State 

The State Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Tpl. Tunji Odunlami who disclosed this after a routine enforcement exercise in the axis, said contravention notice were also served on five other commercial buildings in the area

He  warned that government would not condone illegal building constructions without planning permit as they are inimical to the developmental plan of the state.

Odunlami affirmed that the sealed properties had been developed in breach of the building law which includes non-compliance with space standards, non-conformity with the approved planning permit, construction of additional structures without permit, among others.

He stressed the determination of government to achieve a livable and orderly built environment, insisting that it would not allow any deliberate abuse of the planning laws of the state.

The Commissioner urged property owners to finalise their applications for prompt delivery, reiterating that development permit could be obtained through a seamless process following the new reforms put in place by the government.

According to him, number of days for obtaining construction permits in the Ministry has been reduced from an average of 51 days to five days for simple residential application, while commercial application is 14 days.

Also speaking, the Special Assistant to the Governor on Physical Planning who led the enforcement team, Mr. Tunde Oluegbewesa urged investors, developers and property owners whose properties were sealed to visit the Ministry for clarification and presentation of evidences for the construction of additional buildings.

Oluegbewesa advised intending developers to obtain necessary planning permit before commencing any construction, adding that they must not build in contrary to the permit granted them by the State government.

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