Five more structurally defective Lagos Island buildings were yesterday brought down by the Lagos State Government.
This brings the number of demolished buildings to 13 since Friday when the Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA) started the exercise to prevent another disaster after Wednesday’s incident on Massey Street, Ita-Faji, Lagos Island.
Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development Prince Rotimi Ogunleye described the exercise as a holistic response to the challenges posed by derelict structures and unapproved schools.
The houses pulled down yesterday were
25, Elegbata Street, Apongbon,
199 Tokunbo Street,
27, Inabiri Street,
16, Egatin Street
45, John Street – all on Lagos Island.
They joined eight others demolished on Friday and Saturday – 60, Freeman, 47 Smith, 16, Apatira, 28, Apatira, 39 Alli, 21, Okediji, 34 Seriki and 33 Ojo Giwa streets.