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Lagos to demolish buildings that fail integrity test – Sanwo-Olu


The Lagos State Authorities on Thursday restated its resolution to demolish buildings that fail its integrity take a look at.

DAILY POST remembers that no fewer than 14 buildings have been gutted by fireplace in Dosunmu Market on Tuesday, ensuing to the lack of items value hundreds of thousands of Naira.

Throughout his go to to the scene of the incident, the Lagos State Governor, Jide Sanwo-Olu stated, “Numerous residential residences have been turned to warehouses. I’m saying with none iota of doubt that extra buildings will go down.

“I simply completed the evaluation of a really unlucky, however preventable catastrophe.

“Entry was denied to the primary responder to the fireplace for a few hours. This fireplace began greater than 48 hours in the past and continues to be alive.

“On the final rely, we’ve about 14 homes which were affected, and extra could go down after the intensive take a look at.”

Sanwo-Olu stated the incident was a results of gross carelessness and will have been prevented.

In accordance with the Lagos Territorial Coordinator of the Nationwide Emergency Administration Authority, Ibrahim Farinloye, “The hearth began from the Penthouse of one of many buildings the place a person was carelessly refuelling a generator earlier than it ignited the fireplace and escalated to different buildings. There have been many turbines within the constructing that additional compounded the escalation.”

Sanwo-Olu added that the Dosunmu Market could be closed indefinitely, and that authorities would help these affected by the fireplace to get again on their toes.

He reiterated that the federal government will convey down any property that doesn’t conform to the principles and rules of building.

He stated “We can’t enable anybody to place the lives and property of others and the surroundings in danger.

“There are extra progressive issues we must be doing than to be spending scarce sources on avoidable accidents.”

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