Lagos Govt Marks 70 Buildings For Demolition

Lagos Govt Marks 70 Buildings For Demolition
  • PublishedJuly 10, 2021


The Lagos State Government has marked 70 building for demolition for buildings not fit for human habitation and could collapse at any time.

It was gathered that Lagos State Building Control Agency demolished a partially collapsed building at No. 19, Church Str, Lagos Island.

Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA) made the disclosure through the spokesman, Gbadeyan Abdulraheem said the General Manager, Gbolahan Oki supervised the exercise.

The GM said 70 of such buildings have been identified and will be pulled down. About 20 of the structures are on Lagos Island.
LASBCA assured that due process would be followed on Non Destructive Tests (NDTs) to be carried out on affected buildings.
The structural integrity test will determine if the buildings can be renovated or demolished.

Oki reiterated the government’s zero tolerance for building collapse, adding that all code regulation in Lagos will be strictly enforced.
This includes the stipulation that all buildings above two floors obtain insurance, as contained in the Building Regulations 2019 (as amended).
Oki warned developers and property owners to always involve LASBCA at different stages of construction works and get requisite approvals and completion certificates.

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