Expert Calls for Enforcement of Town Planning Regulations

Femi Olomola, President of Nigerian Institute of Town Planners (NITP), has called for enforcement of town planning regulations for well-organised settlements in Nigeria.

Mr Olomola, who made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Monday in Lagos, said that a consortium of professionals from both public and private sectors could do the enforcement based on specific modalities.

According to him, the town planners in government lack the capacity and capability to bring about an “adequate system” that will cope with the increasing level of development in terms of settlements.

“The issue of all these new settlements coming up, not conforming with the planning regulations, I think the fault is basically with the system –inadequate man power to enforce those regulations,” he said.