Lagos Ignites New Vigour Against Building Collapse

By Bertram Nwannekanma

The Southwest zone of the country had the highest record of building collapses in the last 8years, with Lagos accounting for about 134 deaths and 159 injuries.

With an average of five deaths recorded yearly in Nigeria as a result of building collapse, the incidence has become a major albatross to efforts at reducing the nation’s stipulated 23 million housing deficits.

A survey of building collapse in 2015 showed that an average of 27 buildings caved in 14 months. Out of these, 175 deaths occurred while 427 others were injured.