Lagos govt gives quit notice to residents of distressed building

April 12, 2021
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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.

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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.

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