To prevent building collapse as well as secure lives and property, the Lagos State Government has embarked on the demolition of identified distressed buildings in the State.
Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Idris Salako, made this known while giving updates on Government’s building collapse prevention plans.
Salako stated that the focus of the exercise was on structures that were already marked as distressed by the Lagos State Building Control Agency particularly in Ebute-Metta East, where an occupied building collapsed a week ago with many others vividly showing signs of distress.
He said, while the assessment of structures in the area and other parts of the State continues, it became pragmatic to promptly remove those earlier identified as being in a critically distressed state to avert disaster as the rains have started to pour.
The Commissioner reiterated that residents should maintain vigilance of the environment and report any unexpected developments through the Ministry or the State Government communication channels, particularly the Ministry’s Mobile App.