Badagry’s historical, environmental factors in view as Lagos subjects Master Plan to scrutiny

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu


All eyes are on tourism haven Badagry as the Lagos State Government says it will make the draft report on review of its Master Plan  available for public scrutiny for 28 work days.

The Permanent Secretary, Office of Physical Planning, Lagos State, Mr Oluwole Sotire, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday in Lagos.

Sotire said in the statement issued by the Deputy Director, Public Affairs Unit of the office, Mr Mukaila Sanusi, that stakeholders would go through the proposed plan and provide feedbacks.

According to the permanent secretary, the Draft Report on the Review of Badagry Master Plan (2022-2024) would be open to public scrutiny from June 19  to July 26.

He said that the goal was to create a more inclusive plan that would reflect the needs of the community.

He said: “Subjecting the draft report to public scrutiny is part of the acclaimed process of preparing an inclusive plan, which is also in tandem with the state’s culture of citizens’ participation in the preparation of physical development plans.

“The inspection venues which are 13 in all, include the local government/local council development area secretariats within the Badagry Division of the state.”

Sotire added that local planning offices within the division, Lagos State Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development Secretariat, Alausa, and the Headquarters of the Lagos State Physical Planning Permit Authority at GRA, Ikeja, would also be venues.

” It is worthy of note that, to ramp up public participation in the plan preparation process, the 28-day public inspection of the Draft Report on the Review of Badagry Master Plan (2022-2042) will be followed by a final stakeholders meeting on August 8, at LASU Main Auditorium, Ojo.” he said.

According to Sotire, the plan is being reviewed because the original one was in place for 20 years and needs updates to reflect current conditions and future goals.

He said that the plan aimed to identify and leverage Badagry’s unique features, such as  historical significance, cultural heritage and natural environment.

Sotire said that the plan prioritised environmentally-friendly development practices to ensure long-term viability without harming the environment.

He also said that the goal was to create economic and social development in Badagry that could be maintained overtime.

According to him, there will be socio-economic development to improve the overall quality of life in Badagry through job creation, infrastructure development and access to social services.

He added, “The plan seeks to make Badagry an attractive location for  investment, potentially bringing in more economic opportunities.”

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