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Lagos issues 7-day ultimatum to occupants of distressed building

By Olasunkanmi Akoni

Lagos State Government, through the Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development, has issued a Seven-Day ultimatum to owners and occupants of two buildings identified to be seriously distressed beyond control and redemption at Oyingbo in Mainland Local Government Area, LGA of the state.

The state government, while directing occupants to vacate the buildings, cited structural failure and imminent building collapse as reason for the order.

The spokesperson of the Ministry, Mr. Shina Odunuga, who disclosed this to newsmen Wednesday, explained that a Contravention and Quit Notice were served by the Monitoring and Enforcement Department of the Ministry, Lagos State Building Control Agency, LABCA, on two buildings located at No. 27 and 31 Oloto Street, Ebute- Metta, following defects which could culminate in imminent collapse.

According to Odunuga, during an on-the-spot inspection of the buildings by the ministry’s Technical Services Department, TSD, it was noticed that the physical structures of the two buildings were failing and the entire structures dilapidated and therefore unfit for human habitation.


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