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Ogun Govt. Seals Buildings For Violating Physical Planning Laws

Ogun State government has sealed 26 buildings including gas outlets, petrol filling station, as well as commercial buildings for non compliance with Physical Planning law of the State.

Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Mr Tunji Odunlami disclosed this after a routine enforcement exercise at Mowe-Ofada in Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area of the State,

Mr Odunlami who noted that five other commercial buildings had been served contravention notice said the present administration would not condone illegal building constructions without planning permit.

He also explained that the sealed properties had been developed in breach of the building law which included non-compliance with space standards, non conformity with the approved planning permit, and construction of additional structures without permit.

While advising property owners to finalise their applications for prompt delivery, Mr Odunlami reiterated that development permit could be obtained through a seamless process following the new reforms put in place by the government.

Contributing, 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 evidence for the construction of additional buildings

Olusegun Folarin

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