Lagos Marks 149 Distressed Buildings For Demolition 2018-05-02T13:49:14+00:00

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    I49 distressed buildings were identified for demolition at different locations by the Lagos State Government. Out of these 149 buildings, 40 have been demolished already. This information was revealed by the state’s Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Mr Rotimi Ogunleye during the annual Ministerial Press Briefing to mark the third year anniversary of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s administration. He noted that the second phase of the demolition exercise will soon commence and these will comprise of 38 more buildings. Mr Rotimi Ogunleye remarked that the present administration is all out to remove any form of illegal developments and structures built on setbacks, drainage channels and incompatible uses which have resulted in public complaint and disaffection. He reported that the State in the last one year has recorded a significant reduction in building collapse. This was achieved through collaboration with stakeholders as well as intensive Post-Construction Audit of buildings by the Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA). He further added that the buildings were discovered through an intensive audit process through the Lagos State Material Testing Laboratory, and in the process, they were able to visit 57 Local Governments and Local Council Development Areas of the State to inspect both on-going construction sites and completed buildings suspected to be distressed. As a resultof this action, 1,842 sites were visited; 1,392 Test Advice Notices were served and information on buildings identified as distressed were forwarded to LASBCA for documentation before the notices were served.
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