Building Collapse: Lagos vows to demolish distressed structures


The Lagos State Government has warned owners and developers of all
identified distressed buildings marked across the state to act as
directed else the law will take its full course on them.
The Lagos State Building Control Agency’s (LASBCA) General Manager,
Engr. Abiola Kosegbe noted with disdain how several buildings had
collapsed in recent times due to inadequate foundation design, whilst
others collapsed as a result of the use of substandard building
The statement was in a swift reaction to the recent spate of building
collapses at various locations across the state.
Kosegbe hinted that the details of some of the identified distressed
buildings which the Agency had hitherto captured would soon be
published in the national newspapers.
She also mentioned the need for the public to build right by ensuring
that soil investigation is carried out on all sites before
construction commenced.
According to her, this would ensure that the engineers design the
right foundation which is the bedrock of all buildings.
According to her, the present administration of Governor Babajide
Sanwo-Olu would leave nothing to chance in his bid to achieve
zero-tolerance on building collapse in the state.
The General Manager appealed to Lagosians to cooperate with the state
government by moving out of all buildings marked as distressed in
order to save lives and property.
She, however, reiterated that only LASBCA had the mandate to identify
and remove any distressed building and enjoined owners to provide a
complete structural stability report within the statutory time limit
Kosegbe emphasised that, her agency was passionately committed to
ensuring that no more lives were lost to collapsed buildings.
She urged Lagosians to continue to support the Agency by providing
information on any noticeable distressed buildings or other building

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