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LASG DEMOLISHES TWO BUILDINGS IN LAGOS ISLAND

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Lagos State Government has pulled down two distressed structures in Lagos Island on Friday evening to prevent the further loss of lives and properties through building collapse.

The buildings demolished were a three-storey and a storey building located at  52 and 54 Bamgbose street, Lagos Island.

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It was controlled by a mechanism by the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency ( LASEMA)  and supervised by the Lagos State Building Control Agency ( LASBCA), the Material Testing and Laboratory Agency and coordinating the Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development.

According to the Managing Director of LASEMA, DR. Femi  Oke- Osanyintolu said t the buildings were brought down by the LASEMA officials on Friday at 11:30 p.m as part of the early warnings response mechanism.
He said also that the exercise was in line with the Lagos State Governor, Governor Babajide Sanwo- Olu’s resolve to protect lives and properties of Lagosians.


However, Oke-Osanyintolu said that “The buildings had their roofs removed by the owners sometime ago, in order to force recalcitrant tenants to vacate the property”.


“The three-storey building located at 54, Bangbose Street owned by the Masha family, was on Friday, December 13th,2019 while in the same development two days earlier, the defective one-storey building located next door, at 52, Bamgbose street on the Island owned by the Olorunkoya family, was also brought down to ground zero on Wednesday, December 11,2019.”


“The government has resolved to redevelop Lagos Island which had several buildings built over 100 years”. he added.

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