Nigeria: On Banana Island, the Lagos government demolishes illegal buildings
By Ahmad Hadizat Omayoza, MAMOS Nigeria
On Wednesday, the Lagos State Government began the process of demolishing illegal structures in the state’s Banana Island region.
The development was a part of the state government’s efforts to deal with the state’s frequent building collapses.
The activity was completed by authorities of the Lagos State Building Control Organization, the Lagos State Ecological and Exceptional Offenses Unit and the Lagos State Actual Arranging License Authority.
The group was likewise driven by the initiative of the organizations which incorporate, the Senior supervisor of LASBCA, Gbolahan Oki, and the Team Administrator, CSP Shola Jejeloye.
The affected buildings broke the Lagos State Urban and Regional Planning Development Law, as stated in a statement issued by the state Ministry of Information (2019).
Additionally, it was said to be in line with the agency’s fundamental statutory duties, which include locating and removing or demolishing distressed, illegal, and non-conforming structures in the state.
When Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu visited the site of the seven-story building that collapsed on Banana Island over the weekend, he gave the order for the exercise.
According to the statement, “Governor Sanwo-Olu said the site of the collapsed building was not originally part of the Island’s plan.”
On Wednesday, April 12, a seven-story building under construction collapsed on First Avenue in the vicinity, killing at least seven people.