The Lagos State government on Sunday gave a seven-day quit notice to residents of a distressed three-storey building in the Oshodi area of the state.
The General Manager of Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA), Gbolahan Oki, gave the directive in a statement issued on Sunday by the agency’s Director of Public Affairs, Mr. Gbadeyan Abdulraheem.
Oki said the owner and occupants of the distressed building at No. 2 Brown Street, off Bolade Bus-Stop, Oshodi, had ignored several quit and removal notices served to them in the past.
He added that the seven days ultimatum became necessary after the Scientific and Structural Integrity/Stability Test (SIT) revealed that the high-rise building “is extremely dilapidated and a disaster waiting to happen.”
The LASBCA chief stressed the need for the removal of the structure to prevent loss of lives.