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500 distressed buildings have been marked for demolition – LASG

by Amadu Victor
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OYOGist.com has learned that the Lagos State Building Control Agency Director, Mrs Biola Kosegbe has allegedly stated that 500 distressed buildings and 102 of the buildings has been identified for demolition in the state. Mrs Biola further disclosed that the government is very commitment to zero tolerance to distressed and dilapidated buildings in the state, as its for the better of the state.

LASBCA, Gbadeyan Abdulraheem, who happens to be the Assistant Director, Public Relations further explained in a statement titled ‘LASBCA to commence removal of identified distressed buildings in Lagos State’ made available to our correspondent from Friday.

Kosegbe explained that all the buildings marked for demolition had been published in the national newspapers by the agency in the first instance, while all the tenants/occupiers of the marked distressed buildings had been advised to evacuate immediately as demolition would commence after the expiration on the seven-day notice.


Kosegbe further disclosed that the distressed buildings in the state would be removed by LASBCA, having served all the statutory enforcement notices in consonance with the Lagos State Urban and Regional Planning and Development Law of 2010, and they do not expect any response from the respective owners and developers, as they are mandated to evacuate the premises withing the 7 days notice.

She explained that the public notice was the final notice from the agency to the owner/developer.

She further disclosed that if the distressed structures were not removed within seven days of the publication by their respective owners/developers in line with regulatory provision of the law, the buildings would be removed by the agency and the cost would be borne by the owners. She also said that sustainable physical development required the participation of all Lagosians.

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