Lagos Govt orders immediate suspension of construction in Palmgroove Estate

The Government has ordered the immediate suspension all construction works in the Palmgroove Estate, pending the resolution complaints emanating a recent review the Order the estate.

This is contained in statement on Thursday by Mr Mukaila Sanusi,  spokesperson the Ministry Physical Planning and Urban Development. said the Commissioner for  Physical Panning amd Urban Development, Dr Idris Salako gave the order during a meeting in Alausa with stakeholders the estate.Salako said that review the Order, which was at the instance members the estate, was concluded in December 2020.

He explained that the review was necessary to accommodate growth and development in the estate which had retained its  low density features since early 1950s.He expressed concern that “pre-emptive activities developers who took advantage the unfolding review to indiscriminately increase density in the estate, had occasioned complaints and fears about the new Order”.Also, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Lands and Physical Planning, Dr Olajide Babatunde urged property owners in Palmgroove Estate to embrace the review crucial to the development of the estate.”

It is an unavoidable response to the dynamics of societal growth,” Babtunde said.The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development Mrs Abiola Kosegbe assured that the ministry take critical look at all claims and resolve complaints in the interest of all stakeholders. (NAN)