Building collapse: Lagos set to demolish 180 houses

The Lagos State Building Control Agency (LABSCA) set to commenced the demolition of defective buildings on  Lagos Island after the shocking accident of the collapsed building.

General Manager of LASBCA, Mr Lekan Shodeinde said about 180 might be demolished, he also added that about 30 has already been demolished in the previous year and 150 have been marked for demolishing due to bad structuring and inappropriate planning

Mr Shodeinde also said, “we are doing this so that no live will be loss, and for those who are still occupied, we’ll evict them to avoid disaster because their live is so precious to us”

The action was based on the shocking incident that happened on Wednesday, at Ita Faaji Estate, Victoria Island, Lagos.

He said, “But for the old structures, we are going to be doing foundation analysis of about 70 per cent of structures that are over 25 years old to ensure that they are still structurally sound.

“There are still about three or  four buildings that are defective on Massey Street and we are trying to remove them but there is  litigation and we must avoid liability that might arise if we remove forcefully without clearance from the court.”

He also stated that “Some of the buildings will be demolished manually while some will be demolished mechanically”

The residents of Epetedo thanked the Agency for their effective support over the state for bringing measures to prevent the loss of more lives due to inappropriate building structuring.

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