The Oyo State Government has given property developers in the State 30-day ultimatum to pull down their illegal structures to avoid facing the wrath of the government, urging people in the state to secure building plan approvals in line with the laws of the State and Federation with the Bureau and its zonal offices alone.
The Director General of the Bureau of Physical Planning and Development Control, Tpl Waheed Gbadamosi, who stated this in a statement on Tuesday in Ibadan, explained that it is imperative for the people of the state to be compliant with the necessary planning laws and building instructions so as to avert any danger which may occur.
The DG said that the task force set up by the government will soon embark on the certification of approved building plans, noting that those who have obtained building approvals from other sources should prepare and re-submit their plans for processing as well as necessary approval after they must have paid the necessary planning fees.
“Oyo State government frowns at the development of illegal structures in the State. This is to give the developers of the illegal structures a 30-day ultimatum to pull it down.
“The compliance with this directive will be for a period of 30days after which the offending developers with such fake papers will be dealt with in accordance with the planning laws.
“Our people should note that building plan approvals in line with the laws of the State and Federation lies with the Bureau and its zonal offices alone. People should stop obtaining approvals from other sources as any approval outside the bureau will be regarded as invalid,” Gbadamosi explained.