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LAGOS PLANNING: Why More buildings in Lagos will go down – Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu Reveals

The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has vowed to demolish buildings that fail its integrity test...READ THE FULL STORY HERE▶

He said this on Thursday, April 11, 2024, when he paid a visit to the scene of the fire outbreak that occurred at the Dosunmu Market on Lagos Island on Tuesday.

Sanwo-Olu said;

“A lot of residential apartments have been turned into warehouses. I am saying without any iota of doubt that more buildings will go down.

I just finished the assessment of a very unfortunate, but preventable disaster.

“Access was denied to the first responder to the fire for a couple of hours. This fire started more than 48 hours ago and is still alive.

“At the last count, we have about 14 houses that have been affected and more may go down after the extensive test.

“What I have seen here is what could have been prevented; we do not have a full report yet, so I do not want to speculate.

“From the initial report, it was gross carelessness.”

According to the Governor, the Dosunmu Market would be closed until further notice, however, he promised that the government would support those affected.

“We will bring down any property that does not conform to our rules and regulations of construction.

“We cannot allow anyone to put the lives and property of others and the environment at risk.

“We will support those affected by the fire so they can get back on their feet, however.

“There are more progressive things we ought to be doing than spending scarce resources on avoidable accidents.”

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