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Edo State Regional Development Plan And Benin City Master Plan

  • Edo State has engaged Siraj Nigeria Limited in June, 2021 to plan with us to prepare Edo State Regional Development Plan and Benin City Master Plan.
  • They are a 30 (thirty) year plans.
  • They are participatory as people are carried along through stakeholders’ engagement meetings for a buy in and taking ownership of the process to make it a living document.
  • 15 (fifteen) critical MDAs which include Ministries of Physical Planning, Urban and Regional Development, Budget and Economic Planning, Environment and Sustainability, Roads and Bridges, Water Resources, Education, Health, Agriculture, Mining, Oil and Gas, Finance, Safety and Security, Culture, Tourism and Diaspora Affairs Transport, Edo State Electricity Regulatory Commission, Edo State Sports Commission, Other MDAs like Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Industry, Trade and Cooperatives, EDOGIS and EIRS will be carried along.
  • Stakeholders’ engagement and consultation meetings organized for the underlisted groups:
    1. Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs),
    2. Professionals in built environment,
    3. Traditional rulers, communities leaders and other groups in Edo South LGAs,
    4. Christian Association of Nigeria,
    5. Real estate developer,
    6. MSMEs, etc
  • Technical Advisory Team was set up to provide guidance on the Master plans
  • Master Plans preparation is data driven and necessitated “Operation Plan Edo” which is a data gathering initiative.


The Ministry of Physical Planning, Urban and Regional Development had been carrying out a development enforcement exercise tagged Operation Show Your Building Plan (OSYBP) since February 2022. It was aimed at identifying and rectifying indiscriminate property development in the State and collating data necessary for the development of the Benin City and Edo State Regional Masterplans. As part of our findings at the conclusion of the pilot phase in Amagba and Ogheghe, it was discovered that the community lacked critical government infrastructure, and this prompted Mr Governor’s decision to expand the scope of the exercise to include our sister MDAs to identify and deliver these projects.

Operation Plan Edo (O.P.E) initiative of which involve some critical MDAs to enhance State-Wide Planning: data gathering, collation, analysis and interpretation.

Objectives of OPE:

  • Have data base on the different Sectors,
  • Know their status of the sectors by location,
  • Properly delineate the data on the sectors by sites,
  • Identify the key opportunities activities incidental to sectors,
  • Identify the key challenges of the sectors,
  • Develop revamping strategies of the sectors,
  • Propose timelines and resources for implementation