1 The Lagos The state government has tasked the Lagos State Physical Planning and Building Control Appeal Board to come up with strategies to restore common sense to the construction industry.

2 Spokesperson for the Lagos State Department of Land and Urban Development, Mr. Mukaila Sanusigave the charge in a statement Thursday in Lagos.

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3 Sanusi said the ministry commissioner, Mr. Omotayo Bamgbose-Martinsgave his opinion at the opening of a two-day retreat organized by the Appeals Commission for ikeja Wednesday.

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4 Bamgbose-Martins urged the committee to review the past, consider emerging realities and come up with new ideas for handling appeals.

5 He denounced the widespread disregard for planning laws and regulations and urged the committee to change the narratives.

6 Bamgbose-Martins said the committee was inaugurated about three years ago by the governor. Babajide Sanwo-Olu review appeals from the public on physical planning and building control issues.

seven “Certainly events in the built environment before and since the establishment of the Committee have justified its establishment as a beacon of hope for the State and all stakeholders to reinstill much-needed common sense into the system. “, did he declare.

8 He expressed optimism that the retreat would better position the committee to fulfill its mandate, while “praising the efforts to retool committee members.

Previously, Chairman of the Lagos State Physical Planning and Building Control Appeal Board, Mr. Ayodele Adediransaid the committee was an important mechanism to realize the THEMES program aimed at making Lagos a 21st century economy.

ten Adediran said the committee, established more than three years ago, would benefit immensely from a review of its performance in accordance with the legal instrument that establishes it.

11 He said that despite the challenges, the appeal committee had successfully dealt with 28 of the 52 cases reviewed and would become stronger after retirement.

12 The lawyer-secretary of the Ministry of Justice, Ms. Titilayo Shitta-Bay, welcomed the creation of the appeal commission.

13 She added that strengthening the Committee would go a long way in resolving disputes over physical planning and building control as the world moves towards alternative dispute resolution.

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