South West town planners seek regional integration
To provide concise strategies for the integration of southwestern Nigeria, town planners in the region have come up with policy document geared towards development agenda for the six states that make up the region.
The document entitled “South-West Strategic Regional Plan - A case for Integrated Development Agenda” was presented to stakeholders.
The stakeholders include: community leaders, commissioners of physical planning in the region, captains of industry, permanent secretaries, traditional rulers (obas) and professionals in Lagos.
The document encompassed various issues affecting urban and regional planning in the zone, strategies for cooperation for repositioning development within the region.
The document examined various development policies and agenda on integration of the region and harped on the need to establish a clear relationship among the existing policies and urban and regional planning; appropriate framework on how urban and regional planning process will strengthen the development agenda; and develop a strategic mechanism for integrating urban and regional planning in the region towards delivering on goals of development agenda.
Towers of the World Trade Centre viewed from the Airport return road.