Building collapse: LABSCA to pull down entire structure

…says occupants ignored several quit notice

The Lagos State Building Control Agency has said it will move in swiftly to remove all distressed structures within the Agboye Compound in Ketu.

In the same development, LABSCA said that occupants of the Aboye compound in the Ketu area of the state ignored several notices issued before the partial collapse occurred.

This was made known in a statement on Sunday by the agency’s General Manager, Gbolahan Oki.

He said, “The agency had served quit notice before parts of the building caved in during the rains of Saturday; and also evacuated over 500 residents to save them from the imminent collapse.”

Oki said despite several notices served by the Agency, some of the residents refused to vacate the buildings, which were exhibiting different signs of distress.

He added, “The structural integrity of about 8 buildings within the compound could not be guaranteed as several parts of the buildings had started giving way.

He further explained that there was a need to pull down the entire structure to prevent casualties.

“The buildings must be pulled down to prevent casualties and protect the built environment, warning that more stringent measures await those ignoring notices and directives of the agency,” the statement read.

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