Ibadan master plan not intended to demolish structures — Oyo Govt

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[Ibadan]–The Oyo State Government has dispelled the fright of Ibadan residents over the proposed Ibadan City Master plan set to be unveiled next month, May 2017.  

The government through the Special Adviser to the Governor on Physical Planning and Urban Development, Alhaji Waheed Gbadamosi has said that the plan was not designed to demolish structures

The statement which was made during a press briefing on the ongoing development of the master plan held at the Head of Service (HoS) Conference room, Secretariat, Ibadan  stressed that the ongoing development of Ibadan City Master Plan was to provide direction for future expansion and identify key development opportunities.

“The Master Plan is to guide growth and support development and not urban renewal. So, there won’t be any form of demolition. It is not a document that promotes or recommends demolition.”

Gbadamosi, who was supported at the Press Conference by the Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Mr. Toye Arulogun and Special Adviser to the Governor of Communication and Strategy, Mr. Yomi Layinka, said that the traditional architecture and cultural landscape of the city would be maintained.

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