Barely one- week after a building collapsed at freeman street, Lagos island which left 3 people dead including a 10 year old bo,Another three Storey Building collapsed again on Friday in Lagos.
Though the cause of the collapse is yet to be known,A 30-year old woman was rescued from the rubbles of the three – storey building located at no 95 Abeokuta street in Ebute Metta area of Lagos.
According to The Director General, Lagos state emergency management agency, LASEMA, Olufemi Oke-Osanyitolu , the agency received distress call on the building collapse at about 1.10pm on Friday and quickly mobilised emergency responders to the scene.
LASEMA Responders, and its Ambulance unit, Lagos state ambulance service, LASAMBUS, Lagos state building control agency, LASBCA, Material Testing Laboratory, the state’s fire service, and the Police, were joint responders at the scene of incident.
Search and Rescue operations have been concluded while LASEMA’s heavy duty equipment will continue with recovery and clearing operation until the collapsed building is reduced to ground zero level.
***In Another Development,The enforcement team of the Lagos State Physical Planning and Urban Development has shutdown 43 building, including 13 banks and 13 hotels on Lagos Airport Road.
The banks and others were said to have violated the physical planning law of Lagos State.
Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Dr. Idris Salako, in a statement issued by Mukaila Sanusi, Assistant Director, Public Affairs, said that the buildings, most of which are in use, were either built without planning permit or built without conforming to their approval order.
He emphasised that the area being an international gateway to Lagos State must not be allowed to be defaced with illegal developments, stressing that all physical developments on Airport Road and other areas of the State must conform to the planning laws of the State.
“It is by enforcing strict compliance to laws and regulations that we can halt the pervasive incidence of illegal and unapproved buildings, protect the Operative Development Plans of Lagos State and sustain an orderly, organised and livable environment” he said.
Salako urged those buying or renting properties to ensure that such properties had planning permits and Certificate of Fitness for habitation in order to avoid their property being sealed.
The enforcement exercise is the continuation of the efforts commenced some weeks back to eliminate the menace of illegal buildings and sanitize the built environment of Lagos State.
The incidents of building collapse in Lagos has become very common raising cause for concerns and the need to ensure the property building procedure are followed in setting up structures across Lagos state