80% of Lekki buildings have no approval — Lagos State Gov’t

80% of Lekki buildings have no approval — Lagos State Gov’t

Lagos State Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Dr Oluyinka Olumide, has revealed that 80 per cent of buildings in Ibeju Lekki have no approval.

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According to a report in the Vanguard Newspaper, Olumide disclosed during an interview with newsmen. He said, “Just last week Thursday and Friday, myself and the team were in the Ibeju Lekki and Epe axis and you would agree with me that anybody passing through that corridor would see a lot of estates marked. We went there, and I can tell you that from what we saw, over 80 per cent of them do not have approval.


The procedure to get approval is first to get the planning information, as to what those areas have been zoned for. In this case, what we have is agricultural land, and people now go to their families to buy agricultural land. Of course, those lands would be sold because those families do not know the use such land would be put to.