Lagos govt. reviews memoranda on urban development policy

Lagos govt. reviews memoranda on urban development policy

By Grace Alegba, Lagos.


The Lagos State Government says it has reviewed memoranda from stakeholders toward the formulation of the State Urban Development Policy.


This is contained in a statement issued in Lagos on Sunday by Mr Mukaila Sanusi, Deputy Director, Public Affairs, Lagos State Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development.


The Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Mr Oluwole Sotire, said this during the opening of the memoranda review meeting at the Women Development Centre, Agege.


Sotire said that the government, through the ministry, had called for memoranda from interested stakeholders to aid in formulating an enduring Lagos State Urban Development Policy through an interactive and transparent process.


He said that the reviews were necessary follow-ups to earlier submissions by interested parties, following the ministry’s call for inputs from the members of the public.


Sotire said that overwhelming submissions came in from government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), professional associations and regulatory bodies, academic institutions, private professionals and members of the public.


He said that participants were “carefully and deliberately selected among tested professionals in both public and private sectors, with an astute town planner, Lookman Oshodi, moderating the process” for efficiency.


He urged the participants to follow due  diligence in their assessments, adding that the review meeting would soon be followed by a larger city forum to enable more inputs.


The permanent secretary said that the watchword for year 2023 was “Sustainable Environment”.


He urged Lagos residents to expect an all-inclusive and development-oriented Lagos State Urban Development Policy for “Making Lagos a 21st Century Economy”.

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