Amid confusion over policy, change of property use hits all-time high in Lagos
With the prevailing property market and the attendant impacts on investors, property owners in Lagos are changing the use of their properties to meet the need of tenants and prospective clients.
Nigeria’s failing economy takes its toll on industrial estates
One of the starkest reminders of the misgovernance of the nation by past leaders was the seemingly deliberate effort to stifle the industrial sector that was expected to tackle unemployment. As many analysts now agree, Nigerians’preference for imported goods has also weakened the few existing industries...
‘Criminalise non-implementation of physical development plans’
For Nigerian settlements to become growth activators, there is the need to criminalise non-implementation of approved and operative physical development plans. This was the submission of the Managing Director, MOA Planners Limited, Moses Ogunleye at the 8th annual lecture of the College of Environmental Sciences, Bells University of Technology, Ota. He said, the authorities must…
Planners seek proactive measures against flooding
Town planners have called for proactive measures against the devastating impact of floods, which has led to the loss of 18,000 buildings and 200 lives in 12 states of the federation.
‘Why Nigerian cities lacked coherent physical planning’
Amid exponential growth in city’s population, a former Lagos government official last week revealed that the absence of National Spatial Physical Planning Policy framework...
Planners decry unfavourable consultancy climate
The business environment in which town planning consultants operate have been described as diverse and complex, thereby unfavourable to the practice of the profession.
Experts urge implementation of National Building Code
The chairman, Beachland Resources, organisers of the fair, Moses Ogunleye disclosed that the choice of the theme ‘Quality management in housing delivery,’ is hinged on the need to again put searchlight on the production of...