Rebuild Marked Buildings Or Risk Forfeiture, Lagos Govt Warns Owners

Written by on March 20, 2019

The Lagos State Government has called on the owners of structures marked for demolition to rebuild them immediately.

In a series of tweets on Tuesday, the government noted that those who fail to comply with the directive risk forfeiture of such building.

It disclosed that 149 distressed and defective buildings have been marked for demolition in different parts of the state.

The government asked the residents of the state to cooperate with relevant agencies and report locations of distressed structures.R

The tweets came one week after a three-storey building collapsed in Ita-Faji area of Lagos Island.

This tragedy left at least 20 people killed, including children while 40 others were injured.

As part of measures to prevent a re-occurrence of the incident, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode ordered the demolition of over 80 buildings in the island.

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