Lagos begins demolition of 180 houses

The Lagos State Building Control Agency, on Friday morning, commenced the demolition of defective buildings within Lagos Island.

About 180 houses will be demolished in the exercise, according to the General Manager of LASBCA, Mr. Lekan Shodeinde.

Though Shodeinde had said that 20 buildings would be demolished on Friday (today) alone, the agency eventually pulled down only three buildings as of close of work on the first day of the demolition exercise (today).

The demolition exercise continues, it was gathered.

The agency’s task force began with the demolition of a three-storey building on 60A Freeman Street, Epetedo.

The demolition is coming on the heels of Wednesday building collapse on Massey Street, Ita Faaji, Lagos Island, which killed many pupils and injured others.

The agency said the property owners had been served several notices dating back to 2013.

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