Lagos Warns Distressed Building Owners, Developers
The Lagos State Government has warned owners and developers of all identified distressed buildings marked across the state to act as directed or face the consequences of disobeying the law.
General Manager, Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA), Engr. Abiola Kosegbe, gave the warning noting how several buildings had collapsed in recent times due to faulty foundation design and substandard building materials.
Engr. Kosegbe hinted that the details of some of the identified distressed buildings which the agency had hitherto captured will soon be published in national newspapers.
She also reiterated the need for the public to build right by ensuring that soil tests are carried out on all sites before construction commences, stressing that this will enable Engineers to design the right foundation which is the bedrock of all buildings.
Meanwhile, Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development in Lagos state, Dr. Idris Salako has reiterated the state is open to collaboration for the proper planning and development of the state.
Salako disclosed this during a courtesy call on the Ministry by the France-based Non-Governmental Organization, the Urbanistes Sans Frontieres (USF), also known as Urban Planners without Borders, in the conference room of the Ministry at the weekend.
Salako said the state government was addressing urban planning frontally and holistically by developing master plans and exploring multi-modal systems to improve inter-connectivity in the state.
He further added that water transportation, as well as expansion and improvement of road facilities, are being explored to further ease doing business in the state.