Lagos State Government has appealed to residents, royal fathers, professionals and community leaders to report incidents of illegal development in their areas to the Ministry of Physical Planning and concrete Development and other appropriate authorities so as to prevent building collapse.
This appeal was made by the Commissioner for Physical Planning and concrete Development (MPP&UD), Dr. Idris Salako, during a stakeholders’ engagement and enlightenment programme organised by the Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA).
He noted that the forum was designed to avail the residents a chance to know physical planning and building control regulations so as to forestall building collapse and enlighten them on the provisions of the State Urban and Regional Planning and Development Law.
Dr. Salako sought the cooperation of residents of the State within the implementation of all existing laws, while assuring that the administration of Gov.@jidesanwoolu will leave no stone unturned in ensuring compliance with all regulations put in situ to prevent building collapse.
The General Manager, @LasbcaA, Engr. (Mrs.) Abiola Kosegbe, stated that at the top of the stakeholders’ engagement, the government intends to guage inputs with a view to developing ideas and methods which will help reduce the menace of building collapse.
The General Manager promised that the Ministry of Physical Planning and Development, also as LASBCA, will still come up with reforms and initiatives geared towards the prevention of building collapse to satisfy global best practice.
She explained that the Agency’s green check sticker initiative is to make sure that property without the stickers are easily identified by both the overall public and LASBCA officials for necessary enforcement.
Mrs. Kosegbe reassured the stakeholders that the Agency will still put more efforts into the post-construction audit of existing structures so as to work out the structural stability and fitness of such buildings.
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