Collapse Building: Lagos Assembly Requests Compensation For Bereaved Families
The Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has been called by Lagos House of Assembly to compensate families of the victims of the building collapse in Ikoyi. Information Guide Nigeria
The lawmakers also requested the governor to direct relevant agencies to make sure that all requirements needed for buildings, as written in the extant laws of the state were strictly observed.
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The motion which was moved by Mr Nurein Akinsanya (Mushin I), during plenary yesterday in Lagos said: “The House expresses worries over the wide speculations that the building was raised to 21 floors, contrary to the 15 floors approved by the State Physical Planning Permit Authority (LASPPPA) for the owner.
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“This house is also worried that over time, the state has recorded a series of building collapses, like the five-storey building that collapsed in Lekki in November 2006 and the three-storey building that collapsed in Ita Faaji, Lagos Island in 2016, among others. jamb results
“The house is disturbed about the manner in which the agencies set up to inspect building works, gives certifications at various stages of construction.
“Therefore, we have realised that these frequent cases of building collapse can be attributed to unqualified or unskilled builders, use of sub-standard building materials, illegal conversion or alterations to existing structures and lack of maintenance, to mention a few.”