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Lagos unveils regional master plan, targets rounded development

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The Lagos State government has said that its recent regional master plan is aimed at unlocking the socio-economic potential of the state to reap the benefits of planning and effective land use.

The state’s Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Dr. Idris Salako, disclosed this, yesterday, during the public presentation of the draft final report of the Ikorodu sub-regional master plan to stakeholders at Ikorodu Town Hall.

Salako said that the sub-regional master plan was designed to propel the sustainable growth of the area by re-organising the sub-region and infusing it with supporting infrastructure to create a more livable, lively and lovely environment for the Ikorodu population.

He said that the plan, which was initiated in 2016, had been revived to complement and align with the present administration’s T.H.E.M.E.S agenda.

He stated that Ikorodu was endowed with well built-up settlements, very rich historical culture, expansive wetlands and rain forest zones, all that were yet to be fully explored for the inherent and chain potentials, adding: “As one of the major socio-economic hubs of Lagos State and the fact that Ikorodu has witnessed rapid urbanisation, which includes the metamorphosis of major agricultural lands to other uses, such as residential, commercial and industrial, there is dire need to review the land allocation pattern to infuse space efficiency.”

The Ikorodu sub-region master plan report, he stressed, was an important document, which is envisaged to be a development guide and indeed an instruction manual for sustainable and economically-efficient development of Ikorodu as a sub-region.


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IDRIS SALAKOLagos State
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