According to the Lagos State Government, it has reviewed stakeholder memos in accordance with its urban development policy.
Oluwole Sotire, the ministry’s permanent secretary, said in a statement on Sunday that the state government had requested memoranda from interested parties through the ministry of physical planning and urban development.
The evaluation of memoranda, he said, was a required step after interested parties submitted them in response to the ministry’s request for public feedback.
The maximum development areas of government, professional associations and regulatory bodies, academic institutions, private professionals, and individual members of the public were among the groups that submitted memos, according to Sotire, who described the response to the call for memos as overwhelming.
“For positive results, participants at the review meeting have been carefully and purposefully chosen among tested professionals, in both the public and private sectors, with an astute town planner, Lookman Oshodi, facilitating the process,” the speaker continued.
“Participants should be meticulous in evaluating all ideas in the memoranda against the goal and focus of the proposed policy, adding that the review meeting would shortly be followed by a larger municipal forum to permit more contributions,” said the statement.
The Permanent Secretary advised Lagosians to expect an all-inclusive and development-oriented Lagos State Urban Development Policy, indifferent to the “Making Lagos a 21st Century Economy” agenda of the Government, saying that the keyword for the year was sustainable environment.