The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) has disclosed that three major building collapse incidents have occurred in the state in the last three months.
The Director-General of LASEMA, Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, confirmed this to newsmen in Lagos.
However, Oke-Osanyintolu disclosed that there was no loss of lives recorded in the incidents.
“We are appealing to the citizens of Lagos State to key into the Vision and Mission of this administration.
“In as much as we are doing everything humanly possible to ensure that no building collapses, our people too need to ensure that they get proper approval in building their structures.
“They should also ensure that they do not build their houses in such a way that will prevent the free-flow of water.
“They should ensure that they use good materials in building their structures and those people that had built their structures for a long time, need to maintain it,” he stated.
He went on to urge building contractors to strictly adhere to building codes, stating that failure to do so would result in stiff sanctions.
The director-general said that henceforth structures would be subjected to testing by a Solid Material Testing Agency.