Officials sanction violators of building plans
Collapsed building: LASG seals 67 buildings for violating physical planning regulations
The Lagos State Government says it has sealed 67 commercial and residential buildings over alleged code violations.
Kehinde Osinaike, General Manager, Lagos State Physical Planning Permit Authority (LASPPPA) said the buildings are located in delineated District Areas of Alimosho, Mosan-Okunola, and Agbado Oke-Odo in Alimosho Local Government Area.
According to him, the affected buildings were sealed for offences bordering on non-compliance to building regulations, and conversion of residential buildings into commercial use without the necessary authorisation.
He said that some of them were only partially sealed in order to reduce the effect a complete closure would have on businesses, and activities of occupants.
Osinaike also stressed that the government was determined to restore the Lagos Physical Planning Master Plan and ensure safety of residents.
It would be recalled that a luxury 21-storey building under construction in the Ikoyi area of the state collapsed on Monday, November 1, claiming no fewer than thirty-six victims while at least nine people were pulled out of the rubble alive.
Gov Babajide Sanwo-Olu consequently suspended the General Manager of the State Building Control Agency (LASBCA), Gbolahan Oki, for an indefinitely.