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Lagos charges holders of expired provisional permits to regularise

By Victor Gbonegun
22 December 2021   |   3:55 am
The Lagos State Government has urged developers and property owners with expired provisional planning permits to submit applications for final planning permits before the commencement of enforcement.

The Lagos State Government has urged developers and property owners with expired provisional planning permits to submit applications for final planning permits before the commencement of enforcement.

The state’s Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Dr. Idris Salako, who gave the charge yesterday, said that provisional planning permits issued by the Lagos State Physical Planning Permit Authority (LASPPPA), pending the procurement of registered title from Lands Bureau, were previously valid for 18 months, adding that since the period had lapsed, there is need for regularisation.

Salako said such expired permits were no longer valid and should be deemed illegal, irrespective of the status of the construction of the building involved, whether completed or not.

The commissioner disclosed that the Lagos State Government had made public the list of over 500 expired provisional planning permits, adding that more lists would soon be published in batches.

He, therefore, advised property owners and developers in possession of expired provisional planning permits to process the application for their final planning permits within one month.

Besides, he warned that the ministry and its agencies would, in line with the Lagos State Urban and Regional Planning and Development Law 2019 as amended, commence necessary enforcement actions against property with expired provisional planning permits after the one-month ultimatum.

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