Lagos State Seeks Resolution with Aggrieved Mende Residents

The Lagos State Government (LASG) has appealed to residents of Mende Villa Estate in Maryland who are unhappy about a recent demolition to approach the Building Control Appeals Committee. The committee was established by the state government specifically to address this issue.

The demolition, which occured earlier this week, targeted a section of the estate reportedly built on the Odo Iya-Alaro water channel. This channel plays a vital role in draining rainwater from major parts of the mainland. The Lagos State government maintains that the demolition would not have been necessary if the construction had not violated building regulations.

The Commissioner urged residents to utilize the Appeals Committee as a channel to voice their concerns. He also emphasized the importance of adhering to building regulations and respecting Rights of Way. This, he said, is crucial for achieving the Lagos State government’s vision of a well-developed smart city.

In a bid to encourage property owners to comply with regulations, the Lagos State government has also opened a ninety-day amnesty window from May 2nd to July 30th. During this period, owners and developers can regularize their property documents to avoid future demolitions. This initiative highlights the government’s commitment to working with residents while ensuring adherence to city planning laws.


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