The Lagos State Government has announced that it will commence the demolition of distressed buildings across the state.
This comes after the building collapse in Ebute which left 10 people killed including an infant and a member of the National Youth Service Corps.
According to the Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Dr Idris Salako, this effort is to avoid future recurrence of the tragic incident, thereby preventing the lives and properties of Lagosians.
Salako said this on Monday while giving updates on Government building collapse prevention plans.
He stated that the focus of the exercise was structures already marked as distressed by the Lagos State Building Control Agency, particularly in Ebute-Metta East.
The Commissioner noted that the government will immediately remove the structures that were marked for demolition as work will continue in other areas to avert tragedy in the state.
“The Administration of Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu is committed to ensuring the security of lives and property. This underlies our resolve to act promptly in addressing the spate of building collapse by removing inhabitable structures before they cause more havoc, especially during the rainy season when such buildings are more prone to collapse”, he said.
He reiterated that residents should maintain vigilance of the environment and report any untoward developments through the Ministry or the State Government communication channels, particularly the Lagos State Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development Mobile App that is available for download both on Google Play and IoS.