In its determination to control incessant building collapse and facilitate a mutual beneficial relationship with stakeholders in the built sector, Ogun State Government has directed professional bodies in the sector to make available, list of registered members in their respective groups.
The State Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, TPL Olatunji Odunlami disclosed this when he received members of Association of Town Planning Consultants of Nigeria (ATOPCON), in his office at Abeokuta, pointing out that the need for database became imperative to ensure that accredited professionals were the ones submitting documents for processing, in order to guarantee quality service delivery in the sector.
Odunlami said the development would prevent giving approvals to applications submitted by quacks, as every land document presented for government approval must bear the stamp and seal of a professional and registered building practitioner.
He urged every practicing or intending Town Planning firm to submit their registration numbers as professionals and as a practicing firm to the State government for proper accreditation.
Earlier in his address, the President, ATOPCON, TPL Niyi Odeloye, expressed the association’s readiness to collaborate with the Ministry to achieve sustainable development in the State.