Commissioner For Lands Calls For Proper Planning to Prevent Flooding

Date Posted: July 3, 2017 at 5:35 am

The Commissioner for Lands and Physical Planning, Architect Akintunde Akinajo has called for proper planning before erecting any structure in order to safe guard flooding and other associated hazards.


Arch. Akinajo made the call when he paid a visit to the Federal Government Technical College, Ilesa. He explained that the visit become imperative based on the letter he received from the school complaining of the blockade of drainage and the need for a site plan.

The Commissioner advised the School management to create a catchment pit and channel the water to the available drainage to safe guard the properties of the people living in the College neighbourhood. He added that detailed survey of the site must be provided to ensure good neighbourliness.

Arch. Akinajo assured the management of the College that the matter will be resolved amicably promising to invite the concerned people to a meeting where the matter will be resolved.

The Vice Principal Academics, Mr. Moses Gbadegesin who received the team on behalf of the Principal appreciated the team for the prompt action and later conducted them round the College to have the proper view of the matter. He added that all efforts to settle with the people living around the area have not yielded desired results.

On the team of the Commissioner were the Director of Lands Services, Mr Tayo Hassan, Director of Town Planning, Town Planner Ezekiel Oladejo, Surveyor – General, Surveyor Rauf Akintola, Engineers from the Ministry of Works and Transport and other Staff of the Ministry of Lands and Physical Planning.

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