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LASG seals illegal buildings at trade fair complex

The Lagos State Government has sealed illegal buildings at the International Trade Fair complex in the Ojo area of the state.

In a statement on Wednesday, the state government said that this was done after a special enforcement exercise led by the Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Dr Oluyinka Olumide earlier.

It further noted that the commissioner while supervising the sealing and partial removal of block works of some unapproved buildings said that the Lagos Trade Fair complex was notorious for all forms of illegal buildings.

“Also touched by the enforcement exercise on the trade fair complex were structures under construction, amongst which were those erected on drainage alignments,” it stated.

The commissioner decried the penchant for erecting buildings without approval, especially at the trade fair complex, where developers had been unyielding despite years of serving notices and stop-work orders.

He stated that the trade fair complex being within the Federal Government land did not exempt developers from obtaining planning permits from the Lagos State Government as the Supreme Court judgment of 2003 had explicitly placed the responsibility for planning on state governments.

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