Lagos demolishes two-storey building in Yaba
CITIZENS COMPASS – FOR violation of building codes and regulations, the Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA) has commenced manual removal process of a building in located at 25, Igbehin Adun Street, Makoko, Yaba area of the state.
This is just as the Agency arrested the developer of a collapsed building at 27, Buraimoh Street, Off Idewu Street, Ajegunle, Ajeromi-Ifelodun local government.
According to LASBCA, the Makoko building may constitute threats to would be occupants as the developer did not obtain requisite permits before embarking on the project.
Confirming the development to newsmen in a statement over the weekend, LASBCA’s General Manager, Gbolahan Oki, said a whistleblower alerted the agency about the ongoing project.
” Oki recognised the vital role that vigilant citizens play in identifying potential hazards and ensuring the well-being of their communities.
While noting the need to encourage the culture of ‘See Something, Say Something’, he emphasised the importance of active public participation in preventing building collapse in Lagos.
The exercise occured barely a week after the arraignment of the developer of a collapsed building in Eti-Osa area of the state.
The statement said, ” The developer, Mr Okechukwu Okoli, was arrested following the collapse of a two-floor structure that was being renovated without a permit from the Lagos State Physical Planning Permit Authority nor authorisation from LASBCA to ensure that the building is satisfactorily completed,” it added.
Before the Makoko demolition, the enforcement team of LASBCA with Lagos State Physical Planning Permit Authority (LASPPPA) had visited the construction site to embark on partial demolition of some parts of the structure after its photographs were posted by a Twitter user, Chijoke @Ekwulu.
The tweet was captioned, ” the ongoing construction of a two-storey structure with ‘tiny pillars’ ‘