Lagos State Building Control Agency has commenced manual removal process of a building in the Yaba area constructed in violation of building codes and regulations of the state.
According to LASBCA the removal was in the interest of public safety.
Speaking on the exercise, LASBCA’s General Manager, Gbolahan Oki, expressed his gratitude to the whistleblower who brought the non-compliant structure to the agency’s attention.
The agency added that the developer did not obtain requisite permits before embarking on the construction project, posing significant risks to the would-be occupants and surrounding community.
“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 statement said.
Meanwhile, barely a week after the arraignment of the developer of a collapsed building in Eti-Osa, another developer of a collapsed building at 27, Buraimoh Street, Off Idewu Street, Ajegunle, Ajeromi-Ifelodun LG, has been arrested by LASBCA.
“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,” LASBCA said.