RCCG worshippers relocate to the event center.

Worshippers at the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, Mushin, Lagos State, held their church service at a nearby event center on Sunday.

The state government has just demolished the remaining portion of the church structure.

Remember that the church, located opposite 17, Cardoso street, off Martin street, collapsed on Friday, prompting the Lagos State Building Control Agency, LASBCA, to send a bulldozer to the scene to demolish the remaining portion of the structure.

The demolition exercise was completed on Sunday, when the bulldozer arrived at ground zero around 5 p.m.

According to reports, the church leadership held its Sunday service at an event center on Apesi Street near LUTH Road in order to comply with the state government’s directive.

Due to the abrupt change in location, the worshippers’ turnout was not particularly impressive, according to Vanguard.

Abass Akinpelu, a Mushin resident, said the worshippers were thanking God that no one was killed or injured in the collapse.

“Although they were disappointed by the outcome, they were grateful that no lives were lost or injuries were sustained as a result of the incident.”

According to Vanguard, the building under construction gave way around 6.30 p.m. on Friday.

To avoid a secondary incident in the area, the demolition of the remaining portion of the building began around 5 p.m. on Saturday, under the supervision of LASBCA General Manager, Engineer Gbolahan Oki.

The officials stormed the scene as soon as the collapse was noticed, but they waited until the next day to begin the smooth demolition, which was completed on Sunday.
Though no casualties were reported, Vanguard learned that the church violated the state government’s approval.

Engineer Oki, who addressed the church leadership on Saturday, made them understand the gravity of their offence and that the demolition was of their interest.

Despite measures taken by the state government to tackle the menace of building collapse, it is almost becoming a recurring decimal in the state.

As part of measures to forestall the menace, the Lagos State government ordered the immediate stoppage of approval for the construction of building above three floors in Ebute-Metta East and West.

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