LASBCA seals 7 buildings for contravening approval, ordered non-destructive text in 1004 Estate

LASBCA seals 7 for contravene building plan approval, ordered non-destructive text in 1004 Estate

LASBCA seals seven illegal buildings under construction, orders a Non-Destructive Test for a block at 1004 Estate.

The General Manager Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA), Arc. Gbolahan Owodunni Oki today directed owners/developers of buildings under construction  that have exceeded the approved building plan to revert to the original plan approved and granted to them by the State Government.

This directive of the General Manager of LASBCA was conveyed through the Director of Enforcement, LASBCA, Mr. Olusoji Olaopa during the Agency’s routine monitoring and enforcement exercise carried out at Eti-Osa and Surulere areas of the State.

Oki who emphasized the need for strict adherence to the new directives by property owners/developers, stated that the move by the government is meant to compel compliance to building approvals as part of strategies to nip in the bud the menace of building collapse in the State.

“This new directive is a decision taken by LASBCA towards ensuring the prevention of building collapse and the attendant consequences that comes with it; the embarrassment, loss of lives and properties” he stated

LASBCA seals 7 for contravene building plan approval, ordered non-destructive text in 1004 Estate

He further stated that part of the thorough monitoring and enforcement exercises carried out today  by the agency was to ensure that buildings under constructions that were earlier sealed were not broken by owners/developers without doing the needful, and for buildings that had exceeded the number of floors approved by the government without proper procedures are reverted to the original plan.

Oki reiterated the need for other relevant agencies and professional bodies in the built industry to come on board and help the government to stem the tides of building collapse in the State with their professional inputs.

He advised the building public to value life and do the right thing at all times as it is no longer business as usual. “Life is irreplaceable, let us change our attitude positively in order to save lives and ensure that this embarrassment called building collapse does not continue any longer” he said.

During the monitoring and enforcement exercises seven other buildings under constructions were sealed at Eti-Osa and Surulere axis of the State for various building contraventions from construction without approval /authorization to break of Government seals amongst others.

In a similar development, the management of 1004 Estate , Victoria Island has been ordered to carry out a Non- Distructive Test in other to ascertain the structural stability of one of the blocks in the estate which was discovered to be visibly distressed by the Agency’s officers while on rountine monitoring of the area.

It will be recalled that the agency recently held a round table discussion where professionals in the built industry were invited to proffer solutions to the incessant building collapse in the State and an agreement was reached for a joint collaborative effort between the government and built stakeholders.

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