The Lagos State Building Control Agency has marked a three-storey building in the Oshodi area of the state for demolition.
A statement by the agency, added that it gave a seven-day evacuation ultimatum on traders and residents in the house.
The statement by the Director, Public Affairs of the agency, Mr Gbadeyan Abdulraheem, on Sunday quoted the General Manager, Mr Gbolahan Oki, as saying that the owner and occupants of the dilapidated building on Brown Street, Oshodi, had ignored several removal notices served in the past.
“The scientific and Structural Integrity/Stability Test revealed that the high-rise building is extremely dilapidated and a disaster waiting to happen.
“There is a need for removal of the structure to prevent loss of lives and in line with the government’s drive to achieve zero tolerance for building collapse for the safety of Lagos residents,” Oki said in the statement.
He urged the traders and residents to vacate the building for their own good before April 15.
“The government will not fold its arms and watch a distressed structure of that magnitude collapse on its people without taking necessary action,” he added.
Oki urges residents to report distressed buildings in their localities to LASBCA to reduce the incidence of building collapse.
“We implore members of the public to collaborate with the government by reporting any distressed building seen in their locality in other to reduce the menace of building collapse in the state to the barest minimum if not to zero level,” he said.
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