State government to satisfy housing needs by reviewing planning law

The Lagos state government is set to provide more housing units by reviewing physical planning law.

Lagos state is set to review it's physical planning law

According to the Commissioner for Housing, Prince Gbolahan Lawal, the goal is to provide more functional homes bylegitimizing more vertical designs.

During a chat with the media, the commissioner shed light on this, The Guardian reports.

“The self-built model is everywhere now and it is a challenge. Lagos is just 3, 750 square kilometres. Now we know we have to go vertical construction way in other to accommodate more houses and people.

So in our estates, we encourage four floors and as physical infrastructural facilities improve, we can move up to six floors.

Our physical planning regime will change. When that time comes, the physical planning ministry will adjust the policy of government, where it says you cannot go above four floors in certain areas", he said.

Lawal urged mortgage operators to help out by partnering with the state.

“We need primary and secondary mortgage banks to partner with us so that we can look and the mortgage and construction finance aspect of building”, he added.

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