The Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA) has taken a significant step towards improving its service delivery and eliminating the activities of impostors in the built environment.
The agency has upgraded its various notices that are usually served on properties, and the General Manager of the Agency, Arc. Gbolahan Oki, announced this upgrade in his office in Ikeja recently.
Arc. Oki stated that it is imperative to upgrade the notices served by the agency in order to improve its services while also checkmating the activities of some impostors in the built sector. He explained that this upgrade is an important step towards achieving their goal of providing better service delivery and eliminating the activities of impostors in the built environment.
It is a clear indication of their commitment to maintaining the highest standards in the built sector and ensuring that the public is protected from the activities of unscrupulous individuals.
The upgraded notices include Contravention Notices, Stop Work order, Quit Notice, Demolition Notice, and Seal up Notices. Each of these notices serves a specific purpose and is critical in ensuring that the built environment is safe, healthy, and sustainable for all citizens.
The Contravention Notice, for example, is served when a building or structure does not comply with the building regulations and codes, while the Stop Work order is served when work on a building or structure is being carried out without the necessary approvals and permits.
In addition to these upgraded notices, LASBCA has also introduced a new notice called ‘Contravention Notice for Distressed Structures’. This notice is specifically for distressed buildings in the state, and it is critical in ensuring that these buildings are promptly identified, assessed, and made safe for the public. Distressed buildings can be a significant hazard to the public, and it is essential that they are quickly identified and dealt with to prevent potential accidents or injuries.
The upgraded notices have been designed with security features such as a barcode, which when scanned will authenticate the served notice and the district it came from. The code on the barcode is to ensure that the notice actually came from LASBCA.
When scanned, it takes you to the LASBCA website and shows the district where the notice came from. This move will help control unauthorized usage of LASBCA notices, as the agency has discovered that people of all kinds have been using their notices, which is unacceptable.
Arc. Oki pleaded with members of the public, especially professionals in the built sector to cooperate with the agency in its efforts to bring sanity and maintain professionalism in the State.
He explained that this upgrade is not just about improving service delivery but also about ensuring that the public is protected from the activities of unscrupulous individuals. He urged everyone to play their part in ensuring that the built environment is safe, healthy, and sustainable for all citizens.