By Lukman Olabiyi

Lagos State Government yesterday disclosed that Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has approved the temporary relocation of occupants
of 900 housing units at Adeniji Adele to safer, conducive environment.

The estate has been marked as distress building by the state government due to its state and topography which said to be currently under water level..

Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Dr. Oluyinka Olumide and Special Adviser, e-GIS and Urban Development, Dr. Olajide Babatunde, revealed this on Wednesday, during a ministerial press briefing to mark the first year of the second term in office of the state Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu administration in office, at Alausa, Ikeja, Ikeja.

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Babatunde said the occupants of the housing units shall be relocated in batches,and the state has already started the relocation by providing accommodation for some of the occupants of the estate whose building collapsed.
“We have a free land just by the side of the estate in Adeniji Adele. we will develop that land for about 98 people , put them in the new houses, then where those 98 occupants were taken away from,we will demolish it , raise it to standard level and ,build new housing units for another set of people, then we will bring another set of people into that one until we finish it.

“There about 900 units of houses,we may not be able to finish it under this administration because,we have the plan in place to start with 98 housing units, we try as much as possible to try our best in order to achieve our aim..”he said.

The special adviser also disclosed that the state government is poised to revolutionize the Planning Approval process with the introduction of an Electronic Physical Planning Permit Process System.

He reiterated that the innovative system would enable building approval to be obtained in just ten minutes, ensuring a seamless and efficient process for stakeholders