The Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA) says it has demolished 30 buildings in the Lagos Island area in light of recent incidents of building collapse in the state.

The General Manager of LASBCA, Mr Olalekan Shodehinde made this known in an interaction with journalists in Lagos on Wednesday, April 10.

According to him, out of the 80 buildings designated for demolition 30 have gone down with more to follow in the coming weeks and months.

He disclosed that an investigative committee has been put together to query the factors behind the March 13 building collapse at Itafaji.

Shodehinde said, “The motive is to sensitise and rid Lagos of distressed and dilapidated buildings in a bid to stem the era of building collapse in the state.

“Presently, nothing is happening at the area and the demolition is suspended waiting for the report of the investigation committee.”

He informed newsmen that the demolished buildings were located at Elegbata street, Apongbon; Tokunbo street by Glover; Inabiri street; Egatin street; Ojo Giwa; and John Street, among others.

While calling on professional bodies in the said area to make sure their associations were registered by the government, he also called on residents and all key players to help the state government in achieving its target of a safer Lagos by notifying the appropriate authorities whenever they sighted any improper structure or dilapidated building within their environs.

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