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LASG plans clampdown on illegal structures

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The Lagos State Government has declared zero tolerance for illegal  structures without building permit in the state. The Chairman, House Committee on Physical Planning and Urban Development, Nureni Akinsanya, on Thursday said the state planned to sanitise the building construction industry and would no longer tolerate illegal structures. Akinsanya, who made this known at a stakeholders’ workshop on ‘Physical Planning ...

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We’ve not done enough on road projects — FG

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 The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, says the Federal Government has not done enough on road projects.   She said this yesterday while briefing State House reporters after the Federal Executive Council meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. She said: “We have a lot of roads in the country but not every road you see ...

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Firm tackles Oyo gov, denies budgeting N11bn for bush clearing


An indigenous construction firm, ENL Consortium Limited, at a press conference in Abuja yesterday described as false and misleading, the allegation that it earmarked N11bn for bush clearing in the 32km Ibadan Circular Road concession project. The firm’s chairman, Clement Haastrup, was reacting to a statement credited to Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde that the project awarded by former Governor ...

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Lagos begins reconstruction of by-pass in Somolu


The Lagos State Government has sought the cooperation of the residents of Fadipe Street in Somolu Local Government Area for the smooth commencement of the reconstruction of the road in the area. Speaking during the Stakeholders’ meeting at the Conference Room of the Ministry on Wednesday, the Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Dr. Idris Salako stated that the ...

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Policies Underway To Address Over 22million Housing Deficits ― FG


The Federal Government (FG) has said policies and programmes were being fine-tuned to create an enabling environment for greater participation of sub-national governments and the private sector to address the over 22 million housing deficit in the country. The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Works and Housing, Mohammed Bukar gave the assurance while declaring open the technical session of the ...

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Housing: Tackling Nigeria’s huge housing deficit


Recently, the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola disclosed that the Federal Government is currently constructing affordable homes in 34 states of the federation. According to the Minister, this is part of the fulfilment of the model National Housing Programme, which is aimed at providing acceptable and affordable houses for Nigerians. There have been various initiatives by the Federal Government to bridge ...

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Lagos State Govt. vows to tackle unauthorised real estate practitioners

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Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Housing, Toke Benson-Awoyinka (left); Deputy Governor, Dr. Kadri Obafemi Hamzat; State Commissioner of Housing, Moruf Akinderu- Fatai and Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu during a one-day stakeholder’s meeting on real estate agency organised by the State’s Real Estate Transaction Department (LASRETRAD). Worried by the influx of charlatans into the real estate sector and its ...

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Kaduna govt. to build N3bn houses for low-income earners – Commissioner


Kaduna State Government has earmarked N3 billion for the construction official of houses for low-income earners in 2020, the Commissioner for Housing and Urban Development, Fausat Ibikunle, has said. The Commissioner made the disclosure while defending the ministry’s budget before the State House of Assembly on Monday in Kaduna. According to her, the ministry has earmarked over N9 billion for ...

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NDDC vows to clampdown on defaulting contractors


The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) says it will no longer pay contractors for shoddy and substandard jobs. Dr. Akwagaga Enyia, the Acting Managing Director of NDDC, gave the warning while inspecting the 15-kilometre Ajowa-Akunnu Akoko Road in Ajowa, Akoko North-West Local Government Area of Ondo State, on Monday. Reports show that the 15-kilometre virgin road being constructed by the ...

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FG strategizes to tackle housing challenges

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The Federal Government has reiterated its commitment to developing holistic strategies involving all tiers of government and the private sector to tackle housing challenges in the country.  Mr. Mohammed Bukar, Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Works and Housing (FMWH) said this in his opening remarks at the Eighth Meeting of the National Council on Lands, Housing and Urban Development in ...

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