Over 500 Lagos Buildings May Collapse

By Tunde Alao

A stern warning has been issued by the Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Abiola Anifowoshe, to owners of distressed and abandoned buildings in Lagos State for them to put such buildings into shape before June 3, 2016 deadline or face prosecution.

Anifowoshe gave the warning yesterday during his ministerial press briefing at the state secretariat, Alausa Ikeja. He said government was taking an inventory of abandoned buildings in the state and had identified over 500 distressed buildings.

"Recently, the ministry published the first batch of these abandoned buildings and has since issued a 90-day ultimatum to owners to take possession or be ready to face the wrath of the law. We would continue to carry out our ministerial responsibilities until every building constructed in Lagos State is fit for human habitation.

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