By Victor Ernest
The Lagos State Government says it did not approve the construction of an ICT specialised mall directly beside the newly built Ikeja Bus Terminal.
It was reported that an infrastructural firm, Master Realty International Concept Ltd, allegedly cliamed that the government had approved the construction of the mall on the said site.
But, in a statement issued by the State’s Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Wasiu Anifowoshe, the state Government declined giving permit for such development.
”This information is false, Lagos State Government did not issue any permit to him 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.
On relocation of Ikeja Computer Village to Katangowa, Anifowoshe said the government was committed to actualizing the relocation and implementation of the provisions in the Ikeja Model City Plan.
”Therefore, Government will not take it lightly with anyone caught attempting to disrupt the relocation plans of moving Computer Village from Ikeja to Katangowa. The Lagos State Government met with the Executive Members of Computer and Allied Products Dealers Association of Nigeria (CAPDAN) of Computer Village and assured them that Government is committed to its relocation plans,” he added.