Governor Obaseki of Edo State
The Edo State government has assured developers and other practitioners in the built environment that building master plans would now be processed and approval granted within 10 working days.
In a statement, Commissioner for the Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development (MPPUD), Isoken Omo, said that the ministry had been repositioned to ensure maintenance of the integrity of building master plans across Edo State, as part of its statutory responsibility of planning, granting approval and development control in the state.
She said that after assuming office as Commissioner for MPPUD, the ministry engaged with stakeholders to intimate them of its intentions and the changes being introduced, noting that the ministry got feedback from the stakeholders on how to improve its services.
“We hitherto granted approvals and stamped the drawings without issuing the applicant with a document spelling out the terms and conditions of the approval. This created grey areas and issues of contraventions were not easy to deal with. The ministry has now streamlined its processes to improve service delivery.
“We have merged our application form and produced a checklist for development approval,” Omo said.