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Lagos: Govt begins demolition of defective buildings

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Lagos State government has begun the demolition of houses considered to be unsafe for living on the Lagos Island, Lagos.

Lagos State Building Control Agency, LABSCA, started the exercise on Friday.

The affected buildings had been marked for demolition having been found to be defective.

One of the houses being pulled down is a four-storey building on 60A Freeman Street, Epetedo area.

The demolition is coming barely two days after a three-story building collapsed at Itafaji area of Lagos Island killing no fewer than 12 people and leaving several others injured.

The ongoing demolition is an obvious fulfillment of the threat by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State to bring down the structures that had already been marked.

“We must continue to save lives and we would intensify our efforts to see that those that have failed our integrity test, we would ensure that they are quickly evacuated and we bring the structures down,” the governor said when he visited the scene of the collapsed building which was occupied by a primary school.

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