The Lagos State Government has urged officials of the Physical Planning Permit Authority (LASPPPA) and the State Building Control Agency (LASBCA) to prepare for the change and a delivery efficient services in the built sector.

The new Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Omotayo Bamgbose-Martins, gave the charge during his first meeting with officials from agencies under the ministry this weekend in Alausa, Ikeja.

He said the ministry faces many challenges, most of which cannot afford to ignore if it is to meet the state government’s aspirations for a sustainable built environment and a 21st century economy.

Bamgbose-Martins said the impending change would aim to create a positive public image through an effective feedback mechanism and fast, prompt and courteous service, while urging LASPPPA/LASBCA District Officers to embrace transparency and transparency. responsibility in their official conduct.

The commissioner warned that officers should be mindful of their conduct as government ambassadors in their respective districts, adding that plans were underway to encourage healthy rivalry between district offices through the application of a reward and discipline system.

On his part, the Governor’s special adviser on e-GIS and planning issues, Dr. Olajide Babatunde, who expressed his belief that the relentless collapse of buildings would be a thing of the past in Lagos State when the reforms outbreaks are said to have gained a foothold in the state. , said there was a need for all district officers as system operators to understand and internalize the advocated change.

Furthermore, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Land and Urban Development, Ms. Abiola Kosegbe, urged the people of Lagos to look forward to more efficient planning approval and enforcement processes that would meet their their aspirations and would help reduce illegal building construction and collapse to a bare minimum.