Ogun seals nine buildings, serves notices to 46 others for infractions

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Ogun State governor Dapo Abiodun

The Ogun State government has sealed nine buildings for infractions while 46 residential buildings at two estates in Sango-Ota were served contravention notices.

The government also warned owners and developers of estates to comply with town planning laws and regulations for obtaining permits, authorisation to commence construction, stage-to-stage certification of building constructions, as well as certificate of fitness-to-use.

Acting General Manager, Ogun State Building Production Management Authority, Olakunle Olaniran, gave the warning during a two-day monitoring and enforcement exercise that covered Sango-Ota, Itori, Ibese, Kobape, Ilisan Remo, Ilara road, Iperu Remo and Ogere.

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Olaniran said the exercise was in collaboration with the Central Monitoring Unit of the Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development.

He said the developers of the estates had earlier been invited to a meeting, however, the authority decided to embark on enforcement due to their poor responses.

He said: “This exercise has shown that even elites, who should know better, are still contravening the laws. The fact that an estate is fenced does not mean it was built in compliance with the law.

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“All buildings, whether inside an estate or not, must have planning permits, building authorisation, stage-to-stage certification and certificate of fitness-to-live.”

Olaniran said the sensitisation would be continuous.

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