LASG urges occupants of distressed buildings to vacate premises


The Lagos State Government has urged occupants of buildings already marked as distressed across the State to immediately vacate such premises pending demolition of the structure by Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA).

The Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Prince Rotimi Ogunleye made the appeal just as a distressed three-storey building located on 50 Kakawa Street, Campos, Lagos Island collapsed earlier today without recording any casualty.

Ogunleye said, “Fortunately, occupants had been evacuated before the incident occurred. Immediately, the Lagos State Rescue Team and LASBCA were alerted and they moved to site promptly to check all adjoining buildings so as to evacuate the occupants to avoid any further hazards.”

He urged residents affected by the directive to take advantage of the Resettlement Centre, Igando opened by the State government as a temporary relief from accommodation problems.

LASBCA, he said, has stepped up measures to prevent further loss of lives with the demolition of 25 distressed buildings already identified by the Agency.