Awoyemi Stresses Importance Of On-Going Urban Renewal Project

December 10, 2012

Ekiti State Commissioner for Physical, Urban and Regional Planning, Mr. Ebunlomo Awoyemi has said that the Fayemi-led administration recently embarked on an aggressive Urban Renewal Project of the State to fully realise the economic benefits that accompany standard planning and development control.
Mr. Awoyemi who made the assertion at an interactive session organised by the Ministry for Property Developers in the state, noted that considerable success was already being recorded in the execution of projects.

Mr Awoyemi noted that successive past administrations had paid little or no attention to planning in the state hence the need for the state to develop a master plan for the state capital and other urban areas of the state. He explained that lack of the master plan had led to construction of building in a haphazard manner in towns and villages.
The Commissioner disclosed that in order to find a lasting solution to the problem, the state government invited a senior Urban Planning Specialist from the World Bank, Mr Pedro Ortiz to interact with Property Developers at the forum.
He therefore enjoined participants to pay rapt attention to the Resource Person and make useful contributions at the forum.
Earlier, the World Bank Urban Planning Specialist, Mr. Pedro Ortiz said he was in the state to deliver lectures on the way forward in developing the state.
Ortiz added that to avoid future demolition of houses, efforts should be made towards planning ahead.
The week-long programme is expected to take participants to major parts of the state.

Last modified: December 10, 2012

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