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LASG denies pact with ICT Mart developer

Contrary to the media reports over claims that the Lagos State Government gave approval for the construction of specialised ICT specialised beside the proposed Ikeja Bus Terminal, the Lagos State Government through the Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development has come out to deny the report. The commissioner said the state government has not given a Planning Permit for such a development.

In a statement released by the commissioner: “This information is false. The Lagos State government did not issue any permit because his plans are not in sync with the state government’s regeneration plan. So, it is not possible for him to obtain approval from the appropriate authorities.”

The commissioner said the state government remained committed to the actualisation of the relocation of Computer Village from Ikeja to Katangowa.

He stressed that the government was committed to the continued implementation of the provisions in the Ikeja Model City Plan, which designated Computer Village for residential use.

This, he noted, was meant to achieve urban regeneration and increase housing stock.

Anifowose said the take-off of the Katangowa project was at its final stage and the government would ensure its completion as scheduled.