Sanwo-Olu warns officials sabotaging government’s efforts to regulate real estate sector
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, yesterday, expressed disappointment over the activities of some government officials who were accused of sabotaging the government’s efforts in regulating the real estate sector in the state.
He said he would henceforth ensure that such officials are booted out from his government.
Sanwo-Olu, who stated this at the second Lagos real estate marketplace conference and exhibition, organised by the Lagos State Real Estate Regulatory Authority (LASRERA), affirmed that some government officers and developers had cultivated the habit of cutting corners.
He said: “The lesson we are learning is not lost on us. But I dare say that a month before the Ikoyi building collapse incident, we launched a certificate of completion and certificate of fit of habitation of buildings in the state. We had done that with Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA), meaning that anybody that had done proper development to a certain level, needs to get a certificate of completion and a certificate of fit of habitation.
“We know that for the size of this city, there will be people that will like to cut corners. We know there will be officers that will also bring us down. We are not going to stand here and say everybody that works for us is holy but we are dealing with them. These are major issues all of us need to work together and deal with. I am using this opportunity to express my disappointment about some government officials that want to sabotage that effort. I will not only be ruthless but also look for you and ensure that you have no place in my government. This is an agency that must work for everyone. It is a project whose time has come.”