The Lagos State Government on Sunday said that the partial collapse of a three-floor building under construction on Ladipo Oluwole Street, Apapa, happened as its developers ignored the stop-work and seal-up orders of the Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA) to continue construction behind the scene.
The collapse incident, which was flagged on the Physical Planning incident management platform on Sunday evening, triggered immediate preliminary inquiries that showed that officers of the States Building Control Agency had issued several contravention notices, stop-work, and seal-up orders which the developer ignored and carried on construction without any recourse, whatsoever, to the authorities.
There has been no report of any casualty, while the site has been cordoned off and taken over by LASBCA
This particular incident, like similar others, reinforces the government’s repeated calls for responsible behavior on the part of all stakeholders in the built environment.
Lagos State Government has also commenced investigations on the incident to unravel the minute details and guide appropriate actions.