Abiola Anifowose, who happens to be the Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, has said Governor Akinwunmi Ambode was passionate about the celebration of the World Habitat Day because the environment, physical planning and other related matters are critical to the improvement, preservation and better living conditions of the people.
Speaking at the celebration with the theme, ‘Housing policy, Affordable Homes’, by his ministry, Anifowose stated that the state government has embarked on a number of reforms that brought a lot of improvements to the sector, appealing to residents to abide by government guidelines before construction to avoid danger.
In his lecture, Mr Fola Arthur-Worrey, a former Commissioner for Lands in Lagos State, identified policy inconsistency and restructuring as well as lack of true and binding national affordable housing scheme, as factors hindering the provision of affordable housing in the country. He urged governments to consider trends and disparities in income and wealth in policy formulation to address the challenges of affordable housing.
Source: The Guardian