Lagos Govt. seals off 42 buildings in Lekki over building collapse

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Government of Lagos State said it has sealed off additional 42 buildings in Lekki to reduce the rate at which building collapse in the state.

According to the statement on Friday by the spokesman of the Lagos State Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development, Mr. Mukaila Sanusi said the Commissioner, Dr. Idris Salako, says ‘some of the buildings do not also have building permit’.

Salako said the enforcement became necessary to stem the tide of building collapse and also to protect the built environment for adherence to proper planning.

“This explains why we must stop those who are bent on jeopardising the Operative Development Plans of Lagos State by not tolerating any form of illegal physical development,” he said.

Salako said that the special operation started in Lekki Phase1 on Tuesday when 19 buildings were sealed off, making a total of 42 buildings shut as of Thursday.

Salako urged those whose property was affected due to infractions to report to his office in Alausa, Ikeja to perfect their documents.

He advised property owners in Lekki Phase 1 and other parts of the state to ensure compliance with the physical planning laws of the state to avoid embarrassment.

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