Ogun Govt Vows To Stop Illegal Structures - EDU-BIZNEWS


Saturday, February 24, 2024

Ogun Govt Vows To Stop Illegal Structures

Ogun State Government says there is no going on its campaign against haphazard erecting of illegal structures  to prevent avoidable danger posed by such buildings 

The State Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Town Planner Olatunji Odunlami, stated this during a routine enforcement exercise by the Central Monitoring Unit of Ogun State Planning and Development Permit Authority (OGPDPA) in Abeokuta South Local Government and around the interchange area of Abeokuta-Sagamu Expressway.

Odunlami who was represented by the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Physical Planning Compliance and Enforcement, Mr Babatunde Olugbewesa, noted that government was committed to making life more abundant for the people by ensuring that the physical environment was developed, in line with the Master Plan of the state.

Similarly the Acting General Manager, Ogun State Planning and Development Permit Authority (OGPDPA), Town Planner. James Idowu, in an interview with newsmen, said clearing of kiosks and shanties in front of African Church Grammar School, Ita- Iyalode was necessary, warning that commercial activities around public school premises would not be tolerated.

Idowu affirmed that the Ministry had served those concerned with notices of contravention before the enforcement.

“There is no way government can embark on enforcement without prior notice. The illegal structures have even been sealed before but the owners removed the seal and continued trading, which is an added offence to the illegal erection of buildings.

“We will not condone illegality, no matter the state of the economy. Shanties are not encouraged anywhere in Ogun State, as they pose environmental danger to the immediate environment through poor hygiene and the possibility of outbreak of diseases. People take advantage of the industries along the expressway to build shanties, which is not encouraged in Ogun State”, he said.

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