THE Lagos State Infrastructure Maintenance and Regulatory Agency, LASIMRA, has embarked on the dismantling of defective and abandoned masts across the metropolis.
Addressing the press shortly after the commencement of the dismantling exercise, Head, Press and Public Relations for LASIMRA, Mrs Rahmat Alabi said the timely intervention of the Agency in the removal of these dangerous masts with its attendants huge cost had further demonstrated the sensitivity of the state Government to the safety of lives and property.
LASIMRA embarked on the removal and dismantling of the most dangerous defective masts to express its determination to sanitize the environment and to compel owners and landlords housing these defective masts to commence the process of dismantling and evacuating them.
According to her, the Agency had earlier issued a two weeks ultimatum to owners of these defective masts to evacuate them following the successful placement of evacuation notice on some of them by the Agency team of field officers.
The Agency assured that these dangerous masts that pose serious threats to residential buildings and offices would no longer be allowed to exist in tandem with the state government policies at sustaining a well regulated environment through infrastructure renewal and development for the good of all.
Mrs Alabi reiterated that most of the defective masts are either telecom masts, radio communication masts or masts operated by banks and internet service providers which had wrecked havoc and inestimable damage to lives and property.
Incidents of collapsed masts have been recorded in places such as Adeniji Adele phase II, opposite Harvest Faith Church; HouseÂ No 4, Alhaji Basiru Street, Ojodu; Gaslink, Jobi Fele Way, CBD, Alausa.
Others were at Express Centre, Issah Williams Street, Off Marina â€“ Broad street, Lagos; the Secretariat, Alausa, Ikeja; Dolphin Estate, Lagos Island; Ikorodu, Maryland, Allen Avenue and Agege /Iju /Agbado.