Names the subdivision of Gbagada after Ndubuisi Kanu
Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu yesterday condemned the long wait usually faced by private property developers to obtain building permits and building permits in the state.
He therefore warned the supervisory directors of the Lagos State Buildings Control Agency (LASBCA) against the brutal practices.
In addition, he called on the Ministry of Spatial Planning and Urban Development and its agencies to simplify the permit approval process in order to speed up issuance.
Sanwo-Olu, who spoke at the launch of a renamed Certificate of Completion and Housing Suitability in an effort to protect the lives of residents and address the root causes of the collapse of the buildings, said all buildings in Lagos would now be licensed, for safe housing. .
The governor, who described the initiative as a “game changer,” said the financial and emotional loss that typically follows a building collapse has led to the design of an innovative approach to controlling physical development and protect people’s lives.
In another development, Sanwo-Olu yesterday named the state housing estate in Gbagada in honor of the late leader of the National Democratic Coalition (NADECO) and former military administrator of Lagos State, Rear Admiral Ndubuisi Kanu (rtd).
He said the estate, which is slated to go live later this year, was named after Kanu to demonstrate to others that Lagos will never forget its heroes.
In a statement, he said: “We hope that whenever exceptional and heroic leadership is recognized and rewarded, new leaders will be inspired to emerge and continue where the departing generation left off.”
Also speaking at a day of tributes in honor of Kanu organized by the Lagos State Government at the Blue Roof, LTV Complex, Agidingbi, Ikeja, Sanwo-Olu described the deceased as “a governor the most visionary and courageous in Lagos State ”and an“ exceptional Nigerian.
He said Nigerians owe Rear Admiral Ndubuisi Kanu and fellow NADECO comrades gratitude for their selfless and tireless struggle for the entrenchment of the democratic system of government in Nigeria.
In his welcome address, Lagos State Deputy Governor Dr Obafemi Hamzat described the late Kanu as a man who played his role well and made an impact on the lives of Nigerians, worked for the unity and fought for the actualization of democracy in Nigeria, as as well as an achiever who lived and died for the good of the people.