General Manager of Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA), Mr. Lekan Shodehinde, told newsmen on Monday that the agency demolished a three-storey building located at 152, Adeniji Adele Street; a two-storey building located at 54 Aroloya Street; another three-storey building at 3, Alanaku Street and 31 others on Lagos Island.
Of the 57 buildings already marked for demolition, the agency disclosed that at least 34 were located on Lagos Island, thereby warning against developing buildings without complying with standard rules.
Shodehinde said the buildings had been distressed overtime and that government had served owners of the structures notices.
He disclosed that 13 buildings were demolished on Monday and that the exercise would last for two weeks.
Shodehinde disclosed that the agency had identified “114 distressed buildings that need to be demolished across the metropolis”.
“This will happen during the second phase of the exercise”.
Shodehinde explained that once a distressed building had been demolished by the government, the owner would be given 90 days to pay the demolition cost, failure for which government would seize the land.
He said before a building would be demolished, the owner would be given ample time to remedy the situation, which included subjecting the property to integrity test. RECEIVE NEWS UPDATE ON: WHATSAPP +234 701 056 0394, AND TWITTER: @247NGNEWSUPDATE, EMAIL: INFO@247NIGERIANEWSUPDATE.CO FOR INSTANT UPDATES ON INSTAGRAM CLICK HERE Share your story with us: firstname.lastname@example.org PLACE YOUR TEXT ADVERT BELOW:>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>