Again Another Building Collapses In Lagos - EDU-BIZNEWS


Sunday, April 23, 2023

Again Another Building Collapses In Lagos

A two-storey building under construction has collapsed in Ladipo Oluwole Street, Apapa area of Lagos State, less than 24 hours after Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu ordered demolition of some completed and  uncompleted structurally defective buildings in Banana Island area of the state

Deputy Director, Public Affairs, Mukaila Sanusi who confirmed the incident in a statement on Sunday, accused the contractor of the building of ingnoring the stop work and seal up order  of the Lagos State Building Control Agency, LASBCA placed on the construction of the building

“The Lagos State Government Sunday said that a three-floor building under construction that partially collapsed on Ladipo Oluwole Street, Apapa ignored the stop work and seal up orders of the Lagos State Building Control Agency, LASBCA and continued construction behind the scene,” he stated in the statement.

“The collapse incident, which was flagged on the Physical Planning incident management platform on Sunday evening, triggered immediate preliminary enquiries that showed that officers of the States 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,” the sf

Sanusi however said in the statement that  no casualty was  reported in the incident, adding that the State Government had immediately activated inquiries to unravel the causes behind the Collapsed building

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

Sunday’s incident is coming about one week after a similar incident in the Banana Island area of Lagos State.

One body was recovered from the incident with several others wounded.

Building collapse is common in some parts of Nigeria. Experts have blamed the development on many factors including poor building materials, unprofessionalism, and a host of others.

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