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Ogun State Urban and Regional Planning Board Duties

The Ogun state urban and regional planning board was saddled with the responsibilities of controlling all various physical developments be it residential, commercial, industrial, public, and institutional uses. Monitoring all the development to control the growth of Ogun State urban sprawl. The implementing departments of the Ogun state urban and regional planning board are clarified under section 29 subsection 1 of the law which established the board with the details of the specific function of each department listed in the third schedule of the enabling law.

Development control department is the pivot on which most activities of the Ogun state urban and regional planning board rotate. A Substantial number of the board’s staffs are in the development control department to match up with its many functions listed in the third schedule of the enabling law.

Ogun State Urban and Regional Planning Board Duties

The development control department has 23 zonal town planning offices spread across Ogun state without contiguous boundaries with the state’s twenty local government councils, and 37 local government council development areas in the state, but rather on the basis of major towns and cities in the State for effective monitoring and control of physical development.

Ogun State Urban and Regional Planning Board Department of Development Control Duties

– Registration and processing of Building Plan applications for approval in tandem with the enabling laws and regulations.
– Disapproval of application and withdrawal of same for nonconformity with existing laws and regulations
– Renovation and alteration of existing approved structures
– Change of use and title change
– Charging of assessment fees
– Assessment of Technical report for established use
– Monitoring and Control of Physical development of Lands within the State
– Detection of Contravention and serving of proper statutory notices
– Sealing of Illegal structures
– Demolition of critical and dangerous structures

– Production of yearly base data on all building plans registered, approved and disapproved on Zonal offices basis
– The Central monitoring unit under the department oversees the Physical development compliance of all the zonal offices and carry out appropriate sanctions
– Investigation of all petitions and complaints on physical development
– Attendance to litigation matters with the involvement of Ministry of Justice
– Public enlightenment, sensitization and regular interactive meetings with stakeholders-CDA, CDC, Coordinating other public fora

Ogun State Urban and Regional Planning Board Department of Urban Renewal Duties and Proposed Projects

– Handling slums upgrading projects
– Handling community improvement Coordinating
– all externally assisted projects
– Monthly progress report of Ogun State Urban and Regional Planning Board

– Urban Renewal Envelopment Model pilot programme for five Towns in the State such as;
– Abeokuta-Ibarapa Ake (Abeokuta South Local government area). Amukankan area and Totoro in Abeokuta North local Government Area earmarked for study
– Ijebu Ode- Imupa area choice for study
– Ilario. Ona-Ola area choice for Study
– Sagamu-Sabo and ita –Oba were the areas chosen
– In Ota-Ijana area was picked

Ogun State Urban and Regional Planning Board Department of Building Production Monitoring and Quality Control Duties and proposed Projects

– Monitoring of the quality of building Production/Construction
– Issuance of Permit to all applications for building production/Construction stages
– Monitoring of project and control of production documents
– Issuance of Health and safety permit on building works during construction
– Control of construction method
– Assessment of building and maintainability analysis report on proposed development before granting approval
– Issuance of certificate of fitness for occupancy

– Monitoring of building construction along Ogun State Standard Roads
– Compilation of mud dilapidated buildings
– Ensuring Competency of all professional and operatives engaged in building’s construction
– Conformity to the approval on building plan during construction

– Vetting of all Building plan by Building Regulations
– Creating Proper awareness and implementation of the use of form C at different stages of construction

– Vetting of all Building plan by Building Regulations
– Creating Proper awareness and implementation of the use of form C at different stages of construction

Ogun State Urban and Regional Planning Board Department of Administration and Supplies Duties

– General Personnel Management
– Processing of Promotions, these instruction advancements and Inter-Cadre Transfer of the Staff of the Board
– Initiating Disciplinary Actions against Staff
– Planning and Execution of In-house Training Programme for the Staff of the Board
– Transfer of the Staff of the Board from Twenty (20) zonal planning Offices to the Headquarters and vice versa
– Processing the Confirmation of the Appointment of Staff of the Board to the Civil Service Commission
– Processing of the Terminal Benefits of Retired Officers to the Bureau of State Pension
– Preparing of Yearly Manpower Proposals to the Bureau of Establishments and Training
– Preparing of both the Nominal Roll and Staff List for Planning purpose

Ogun State Urban and Regional Planning Board Department of Finance and Accounts Duties

– To ensure absolute compliance with financial regulations, IPSAS and accounting codes by all staff under his control or supervision
– To make sure adequate supervision in the disbursement of funds and ensure proper monitoring and accounting for revenue, to realize goal congruence in revenue collection by the Agency.
– To advise the accounting officer and all other departmental Heads on financial matters as well as the more technic this instruction and other treasury and finance circulars
– To maintain proper record of accounts such as main and subsidiary ledgers, cash book, D.V.E.A Book, Personal advances Ledgers e.t.c
– To supervise and check all Revenue collections in the Town Planning Zonal Offices through an effective and efficient Internal Central system.

Culled from Ogun State Government Website | Ogun State Urban and Regional Planning Board

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