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Lagos cracks down on building conversion in estates

Idris Salako

The Lagos State Government has said that it will immediately commence enforcement of the law against those who converted buildings from their original plans to others in government housing estates in the state. Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Dr. Idris Salako This was contained in statement on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 by Mr Mukaila Sanusi, spokesman for the ...

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Lagos renews calls for estates to regularise layout approvals

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

The Lagos State Government has renewed calls on developers and investors in the built environment sector to desist from developing estates without obtaining layout approvals from the government. Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State This is contained in a statement by the Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Dr Idris Salako, and made available to journalists on Friday, March ...

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Govt seeks collaborative approach to sustainable, resilient urbanisation

Babatunde-Fashola

The Federal Government has called for a collaborative approach toward acheving a sustainable and resilient urban development in the country. Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN) The Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, made the call at the inauguration of the first Annual Policy Dialogue Series on Sustainable Human Settlements in Nigeria on Thursday, November ...

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Habitat Day: How govts can provide housing for all – Centre

Estate

To achieve the housing for all dream and catalyse a better urban future for it citizens, African governments have been called upon to put an end to forced evictions and violent spatial displacements of migrant populations, homeless people and the urban poor. A housing estate. Photo credit: lagos.all.biz In a Statement to commemorate the World Habitat Day 2020 themed: “Housing ...

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Lagos seals 43 buildings on Airport road over physical planning infractions

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

The Lagos State Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development says it has sealed 43 buildings on Airport Road for violating the physical planning laws. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State Mukaila Sanusi, for the ministry, said in a statement on Thursday, July 23, 2020 that the Commissioner, Dr Idris Salako, supervised the exercise on Wednesday. Salako said most of ...

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Produce your permit or have your building sealed, Lagos threatens developers

Idris Salako

Alarmed at the spate of unapproved and illegal development going on in Ikoyi and Banana Island, the Lagos State Government has asked property owners in the areas to come forth with the planning permits granted for their building construction and also evidence of stage certification obtained from the Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA) or have their buildings sealed. Commissioner ...

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Niger State to benefit from UN-Habitat’s urban development support

UN-Habitat

The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) has disclosed that it will partner with the Niger State Government in Nigeria on an urban assistance programme. The scope of activities and projects will contribute to the achievement of sustainable urban management and development in Niger State. During a recent scoping mission, UN-Habitat visited towns and emirates of Minna and Suleja and ...

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30m people will live in Lagos by 2035, say researchers

Danfo-bus-Lagos

Researchers predict that in 2030, Lagos, Cairo and Kinshasa will each have to cater for over 20 million people, while Luanda, Dar es Salaam and Johannesburg will have crossed the 10 million mark. By 2035, close to 30 million people could live in Lagos alone, turning Nigeria’s commercial hub into the largest megacity on the continent. While Africa’s cities are ...

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Urban development: Egypt to adopt citywide upgrading approach

Egypt UN-Habitat

As Egypt continues to exert all efforts for enhancing living conditions of its inhabitants, and in line with the Egyptian development vision 2030 and its urban development targets, the Ministry of Housing – represented in the Informal Settlement Development Fund – together with the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) in Egypt are initiating a new cooperation entitled “Participatory Citywide ...

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UN-Habitat set to implement New Urban Agenda

Joan Clos

Delegates from around the world will converge at the United Nations Headquarters in Nairobi for the 26th Session of United Nations Human Settlements Programme’s (UN-Habitat) Governing Council from Monday 8 to Friday May 12, 2017. President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, will formally open the biennial gathering that is aimed at examining the UN body’s work plan. The Governing Council meeting ...

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