Ogun Govt Seals 10 Buildings, Serves 5 Others Notices For Contravening Regulations - EDU-BIZNEWS


Tuesday, August 22, 2023

Ogun Govt Seals 10 Buildings, Serves 5 Others Notices For Contravening Regulations


Ogun State Building Production and Management Authority (OGBPMA) has sealed 10 buildings in Ilaro and Abeokuta, while another two owners of commercial buildings were served with notices, in Agbara for contravening building regulation laws.
Acting General Manager of the agency, Engr. Olakunle Olaniran who monitored the exercise in Agbara, explained to newsmen that  the sealed buildings in Abeokuta including a residence located at Ibara and four others located at Adatan, Abiola-Way, and Ita-Eko, were sanctioned due to contravention of Planning Permit, unauthorised construction, non-certification of the building process, lack of professional guidance and used of poor building materials.
" One of the buildings sealed in Abeokuta obtained a permit for a storey residential development, but commenced a development of four-storey building which shows intent for commercial use. These acts are inimical to proper planning, as the specifications for commercial use must factor key requirements like parking spaces, among other things. Attempting such sharp practices will not be condoned in the State’’, he stated 
Shedding more light on the five sealed buildings in Ilaro, Olaniran gave the list as two filling stations, two commercial buildings and one hotel.
Olaniran, who expressed worry over the illegal and haphazard developments in communities despite agency enlightenment and sensitisation on the need to build right and obtain necessary building approvals, said the agency would not rest on its oars at ensuring that building and construction works were done in line with the extant laws of the State.
He harped on the need to build in compliance with approvals granted, under the supervision of necessary professionals in the building sector, noting that due diligence should be observed at all times.
He highlighted the criteria for the construction of buildings in the State to include, the undertaking of professional supervisors, a project site information board, and provision of personal protective equipment for workers on site, having a risks insurance policy for commercial development, and many more.
Olaniran called on intending builders to come to the Authority before the commencement of any structure to ensure that their buildings were well developed.


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