Lagos enacts urban development law requiring multi-level building owners to submit certificates of insurance
•New safety regulations desirable-Salako
The State Govt has enacted the Lagos State Urban and Regional Planning and Development (Amendment ) Act 2019 in a bid to reposition the built environment sector of Lagos State for the speedy achievement of the Making Lagos a 21st Century Economy pillar of the THEMES agenda.
The legislation amends the Urban and Local Planning and Development Act Ch. U2 Vol. in parts. 10 Of 2015 at Lagos State.
It abolished the Law Ch for Lagos State Model City Creation. L.48 2015 and amended the Main Law by replacing section 48 of the Law with subsection(3).
With the amendment, an owner of a building above two floors, existing and in use prior to the passage of the law, is obliged to submit to the Lagos State Building Control Agency (@LasbcaA) for verification a certificate of insurance covering the building.
The new law is beneficial to safeguard the physical environment and guarantee the well-being and health of Lagosians, according to the Commissioner for Public Planning and Urban Development, Dr. Idris Salako.
He assured that his Ministry would jealously guard the application of the law in religion.
The law can be cited as the 2019 Law on Urban and Regional Planning and Development(Amendment) of the State of Lagos and it abrogated the Urban and
Regional Planning and Development Law Ch.U2 Vol. 10 of Lagos State 2015.
The law was assented to by the Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu on 23rd June, 2020.