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Lagos Govt Embarks On Weeklong Demolition Of Distressed Buildings

Commences Controlled Demolition Of Partially Collapsed Building In Somolu

The Lagos State Government has ordered a week-long demolition of damaged structures in Ebute Metta and other parts of the state.

The state government’s proposed exercise is intended to prevent numerous occurrences of building collapse in the state while also protecting lives and property.

This disclosure is contained in a statement issued by Mr Mukaila Sanusi, the Spokesman of the Lagos State Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development, in which he stated that the commissioner in charge of the ministry, Dr Idris Salako, gave the hint in his office in Alausa while giving updates on the government’s plans to prevent building collapse.

Meanwhile, as part of ongoing removal of distressed buildings in the state, the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, (LASEMA), has commenced controlled demolition of an old two-storey building which partially collapsed in Somolu area of the state.

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The Agency on Monday May 9, deployed its Emergency Response Team to No 36 Sanusi Street, where the balcony of the building partially collapsed on Sunday night, 8th May, 2022, thereby making it unsafe for residents.

According to observation and assessment, the team discovered that the building was marked by Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA) in July, 2021 and distressed with many cracks on the structure.

Fortunately, no casualty was involved in the incident. The Agency’s Response Team alongside LASBCA, Lagos State Neighborhood Safety Corps, LNSC, the Nigeria Police Force and Somolu Local Government Officials were responders at the incident scene.

The team supervised a controlled evacuation of personal effects by occupants before the commencement of the controlled demolition.

Thereafter, the Agency’s heavy-duty equipment, excavator, commenced demolition of the building by bringing it to ground zero.

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