The Lagos State government has insisted it is not going back on plans to relocate the popular Computer Village from Ikeja to Kotangora.
Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Wasiu Anifowoshe said in a statement on Tuesday that the State Government is committed to actualise the Ikeja Model City Plan, which designated Computer Village for residential use.
According to him, the purpose was to achieve urban regeneration and increase housing stock, revealing that the take-off of the Katangowa project was at its final stage and Government was working tirelessly towards ensuring that the project is concluded as scheduled.
He warned that ‘Government will not take it lightly with anyone caught attempting to disrupt the relocation plans of moving Computer Village from Ikeja to Katangowa.’
Anifowoshe implored Lagosians, particularly those intending to rent, lease or buy properties to always ask for necessary Planning Permits and Approvals before transacting business with any developer.
The commissioner also denied any involvement with an infrastructural firm, Master Realty International Concept Ltd, allegedly reported to be parading itself as having approval to construct an ICT specialized mall directly beside the newly built Ikeja Bus Terminal.
Mixed reactions continue to trail the State government’s decision to relocate Computer Village.