Lagos pulls down distressed buildings on the Island


Lagos State Government says it is intensifying efforts to reduce incidences of building collapse as the rainy season approaches.

It said no effort would be spared in demolishing derelict buildings across the state.

The General Manager, Lagos State Building Control Agency, Gbolahan Oki, said this during the demolition of distressed buildings located at 17b, Odo Osun Street, Off Glover Street; and 20, Omididun Street, both on the Lagos Island on Sunday.

A statement from the Assistant Director/Public Affairs, LASBCA, Gbadeyan Bello, titled ‘Building collapse: LABSCA, LASPPPA intensify preparations ahead of rains… Demolish more distressed buildings on Lagos Island, others’ said.

Oki said that the demolition exercise was done on Sunday because of traffic congestion and for ease of moving the demolition equipment by officials of the agency.

He recalled that occupants of the buildings had been served different notices since 2019, with a reminder notice sent to them two weeks ago to vacate the buildings in order not to continue to endanger their lives and those of their neighbours.




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