The Lagos State Government says in line with its urban development policy, it has undertaken a review of memoranda from stakeholders.
In a statement on Sunday, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development, Oluwole Sotire, said that the state government, through the Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development, had called for memoranda from interested stakeholders.
He noted that the review of memoranda was a necessary follow-up to the submission of same by interested parties, following the ministry’s call for inputs from the members of the public.
Sotire, who described the response to the call for memoranda as overwhelming, disclosed that submissions were made by different quarters, including maximum development areas of government, professional associations and regulatory bodies, academic institutions, private professionals, and individual members of the public.
He said, “For positive results, participants at the review meeting have been carefully and deliberately selected among tested professionals, in both public and private sectors with an astute town planner, Lookman Oshodi, moderating the process.
“Participants should be painstaking in assessing all suggestions in the memorandums against the purpose and focus of the proposed policy, adding that the review meeting would soon be followed by a larger city forum to enable more inputs.”
The Permanent Secretary, who said that the watchword for the year was Sustainable Environment, urged Lagosians to expect an all-inclusive and development-oriented Lagos State Urban Development Policy, indifferent to the “Making Lagos a 21st Century Economy” agenda of the Government.
Source: The Punch