Building Collapse - Lagos Begins Demolition of 114 Distressed Buildings

By Monsur Olowoopejo

As measure to stem cases of collapsed building in Lagos state, the government, yesterday, commenced demolition of 114 identified distressed buildings in the state.

Vanguard learned that 57 of the 114 distressed buildings marked for demolition would be pulled down during first phase of the exercise.

It was gathered that officials of Lagos State Building Control Agency, LASBCA, stormed Lagos Island, where at least 34 of the buildings were sited, at about 10 am and commenced the demolition.

A top government officials disclosed to Vanguard that larger percent of the building being demolished ranged from two-storey to four-storey buildings.