The General Manager of Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA), Arc. Gbolahan Oki has pleaded with the public to report any distressed and non-conforming buildings they detect nearby, in order to stop the threat of building collapse in Lagos State.
Arc. Oki, who made the appeal while visiting the partially collapsed building at 26 Adeleye Street, Ladi-Lak, Bariga, Lagos, claimed that a preliminary investigation revealed that the bungalow at Adeleye Street was struck by the tank scaffolding from a two-story building on Ayinke Street after it gave way and collapsed.
He encouraged Lagosians to be safety cautious and to be their brother’s keepers by reporting any illegal building in their area because the government cannot do the job alone. He did this while expressing sympathy to the families of the incident’s victims.
The General continued by saying that the installation of District Offices in each of the State’s 20 LGs and 37 LCDAs—a move designed to bring government closer to the people and provide wider coverage—has made it simpler for Lagosians to report any illegal activity.
Additionally, he reaffirmed the government’s dedication to protecting the lives and property of the populace through timely and adequate monitoring, the detection of conformity- and non-conformity-buildings, and the implementation of the Agency’s regulations.
Meanwhile, the two-story building at 17, Ayinke Street has been sealed in the meantime while the incident is being investigated.