Another three-storey building collapses in Lagos 

… Lagos seals site 


CITIZENS COMPASS– A three-storey building under construction on Sunday, partially collapsed at Plot 5996 {Nos 43B}, along Ladipo, Oluwole Street, Apapa area of Lagos State. 

The collapse occurred in the early hours of the day which affected the frontal area of 2nd floor of the building.

The Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu who confirmed the development on Sunday, April 23, 2023, said the property in question had been sealed up by the state government but the

construction company handling the project broke the seal and continued the construction work. 

Osanyinyolu quoted one Arc. Adeniyi Adebiyi who observed that the ongoing construction was with a Provisional Development Permit of a Two floor structure. 

He said there was no Authorization and building was not staged by Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA).

The architect said construction was at third floor roof level with block work completed {additional floor as against the two floors approved}. 

He said the incident did not record any casualty at the site as at the time of filing this report.  

Govt orders closure 

Reacting the Lagos State Government said that the construction company handling the three- floor building under construction ignored the stop work and seal up orders of LASBCA and continued construction behind the scene.

Mukaila Sanusi, Deputy Director,  Public Affairs, Lagos State Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development said the ollapse incident, which was flagged on the Physical Planning incident management platform on Sunday evening, triggered immediate preliminary enquiries that showed that officers of the State’s Building Control Agency had issued a number of contravention notices, stop work and seal up  orders which the developer ignored and carried on construction without any recourse, whatsoever, to the authorities.

” There has been no report of any casualty, while the site has been cordoned off and taken over by LASBCA

” This particular incident, like similar others, reinforces governments repeated calls for responsible behaviour on the part of all stakeholders in the built environment.

” Lagos State Government has immediately activated inquires into the collapse to unravel the minute details and guide appropriate actions.” 

The collapse occured barely a week after a building under construction collapsed in Banana Island area of Lagos.

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