Lagos Commits to Affordable Housing, Enhanced Infrastructure in Alimosho Local Council

Taiwo Ajayi
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In a bid to enhance the lives of residents and foster sustainable, functional cities, the Alimosho Model City Plan is set to implement specific planning policies across 13 areas including Ipaja, Amikanle, Egbeda, and Igando.

These policies aim to provide improved housing through higher densification and regeneration approaches, as well as the provision of low-cost housing schemes and enhanced public transportation.

During the final stakeholders meeting on the review of the Alimosho Model City Plan, Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Dr. Oluyinka Olumide, highlighted the strategies outlined in the plan.


These strategies focus on efficient land use and zoning, enhanced transportation and connectivity, and the creation of sustainable infrastructure while preserving cultural heritage and public spaces.

Dr. Olumide emphasized the commitment of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s administration to the preparation of physical development plans aimed at making Lagos a 21st-century economy. He noted the significant efforts in directing the growth pattern of Lagos, leading to the preparation of multiple master and model city plans.

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The recent redesignation of the Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development, as well as the creation of the Office of Physical Planning and the Office of Urban Development, underlines the government’s dedication to achieving a livable, organized, and sustainable built environment.

Permanent Secretary of the Office of Physical Planning and Urban Development, Oluwole Sotire, highlighted the 20-year plan (2020-2042) aimed at transforming Alimosho into a model city. He stressed the importance of stakeholder contributions in ensuring a participatory process and a people-oriented outcome, which will benefit residents through job creation, wealth generation, and the creation of an inclusive, equitable, and environmentally friendly living environment.

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The Office of Urban Development, represented by Permanent Secretary Lekan Shodeinde, expressed commitment to strict plan implementation. The Lagos State Planning and Environmental Monitoring Authority (LASPEMA), represented by General Manager Daisi Oso, emphasized the need for people’s cooperation in the sustainable use of public setbacks and open spaces.

Project consultants presented the revised Alimosho Model City Plan, highlighting regeneration approaches, low-cost housing schemes, and improved public transportation. Member of the House of Representatives for Alimosho Federal Constituency, Ganiyu Ayuba, called for budgetary provisions to be linked with the plan and urged synergy among government agencies for effective plan implementation.

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