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Over 1, 000 Buildings Are Unfit For Human Habitation In Lagos Island- Expert by Okwyla: 4:02pm On Mar 14
National President, Building Collapse Prevention Guild (BCPG), Kunle Awobodu, says there are over one thousand buildings unfit for human habitation in Lagos Island.

Awobodu made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Lagos.

He told NAN that BCPG had brought such distressed buildings to the notice of the Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA) for demolition.

He spoke against the backdrop of a three-storey building located at Massey Street, Ita-Faaji, Lagos Island, that collapsed on Wednesday, killing some school pupils with many others injured.

NAN reports that no fewer than 45 pupils said to be on the last floor of the building were rescued from the rubble.

According to him, the collapsed building was one of the many buildings that were unfit for human habitation in Lagos Island.

“There are over 1,000 distressed other buildings of this nature in Lagos, which, if nothing is done to demolish them, they will still collapse, resulting to more calamities in the state.
“The collapsed building had been marked for demolition about three times, but the building regulatory agency has not demolished it.
“We are moving round the circle and this has to stop.
“Let the building control agency take the bull by the horn, by ensuring that all distressed buildings in the state are identified and demolished.
“Let the state government look for preventive measures, rather than spending money for evacuation, investigation and remediation after the calamities and damages have occurred,” Awobodu said.
He said that all the agencies responsible for monitoring buildings should be more proactive in discharging their mandates if the issue of building collapse must stop.
Awobodu said that the architects, building engineers, bricklayers and the end-users must also live up to the expectations by complying with the construction rules and regulations guiding the industry.
Also speaking, Mr Adelaja Adekanmbi, the Chairman, Nigeria Institute of Building (NIOB), Lagos Chapter, called for a Town Hall Meeting, comprises the government, professionals, developers and end-users in the built environment.
Adekanmbi said the meeting was necessary as a platform for comprehensive deliberation among the players, on how to tackle the issue of building collapse in Lagos State.
According to him, all players in the industry have a role to play in addressing the issue of building collapse.
He said that all the parties had contributed one way or the other to the cause of a building collapse.
“Residents, who are the end-users have vital roles to play in curbing building collapse; they are in a better position to detect early illegal, abandoned and substandard constructions.
“LASBCA and other building regulatory authorities alone cannot properly monitor to detect when buildings are defective or when illegal constructions are going on, without the support of the residents.
“It is the residents that are in a better position to detect distressed and substandard buildings within their areas.
“It will be wicked of us to wait until calamity happens before the government, institutions, professionals or individuals, can start to look for preventions.
“It requires collective efforts to end building collapse, and all players in the industry must contribute their quotas,” Adekanmbi said.

https://www.akelicious.net/2019/03/over-1-000-buildings-are-unfit-for.html

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Re: Over 1, 000 Buildings Are Unfit For Human Habitation In Lagos Island- Expert by grayht(m): 4:09pm On Mar 14
Hehehehehehe..
Let them demolish the entire houses in Lagos island and then come down to Ariara main market!

Residents should watch out for this building below


undecided

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Re: Over 1, 000 Buildings Are Unfit For Human Habitation In Lagos Island- Expert by dryakson: 4:14pm On Mar 14
This is Nigeria

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Re: Over 1, 000 Buildings Are Unfit For Human Habitation In Lagos Island- Expert by AllenSpencer: 4:14pm On Mar 14
Bitter truth!

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Re: Over 1, 000 Buildings Are Unfit For Human Habitation In Lagos Island- Expert by Sirpaul(m): 4:15pm On Mar 14
Please demolish the whole of Entire Lagos Island......

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Re: Over 1, 000 Buildings Are Unfit For Human Habitation In Lagos Island- Expert by kaen1317: 4:15pm On Mar 14
Yeye country
Re: Over 1, 000 Buildings Are Unfit For Human Habitation In Lagos Island- Expert by kaen1317: 4:15pm On Mar 14
Yeye country.
Re: Over 1, 000 Buildings Are Unfit For Human Habitation In Lagos Island- Expert by kaen1317: 4:16pm On Mar 14
Yeye country...
Re: Over 1, 000 Buildings Are Unfit For Human Habitation In Lagos Island- Expert by StrikeBack(m): 4:16pm On Mar 14
Too late..

This Is Nigeria.....we learn our lesson the hard and difficult way

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Re: Over 1, 000 Buildings Are Unfit For Human Habitation In Lagos Island- Expert by Kachi1194(m): 4:17pm On Mar 14
Is that dirty looking place the Lagos island I always hear of

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Re: Over 1, 000 Buildings Are Unfit For Human Habitation In Lagos Island- Expert by eben1marketer: 4:17pm On Mar 14
grin

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Re: Over 1, 000 Buildings Are Unfit For Human Habitation In Lagos Island- Expert by NaijaOlosho(f): 4:18pm On Mar 14
cheesy
Re: Over 1, 000 Buildings Are Unfit For Human Habitation In Lagos Island- Expert by Anderlis(m): 4:20pm On Mar 14
since the houses on the island are not fit to be on the island, let the houses

on the mainland be relocated to the island and the houses on the island

should be demolished.
Re: Over 1, 000 Buildings Are Unfit For Human Habitation In Lagos Island- Expert by Lordofthewest(m): 4:20pm On Mar 14
Hehehe... Let the demolition begin

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Re: Over 1, 000 Buildings Are Unfit For Human Habitation In Lagos Island- Expert by MZEE01: 4:21pm On Mar 14
How I wish they could locate and demolish my former landlady's new house. Very greedy woman.

How can someone build a duplex, left the staircase to hang on the roof without having an actual base on the ground?

Her engineer never went to school. Lord! Lagos!

He supervised the building with a bundle of Indian hemp in one hand and a bottle of strong liquor in the other.

One of the reasons I have to park from the compound because I rented a flat near the new so-called duplex.

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Re: Over 1, 000 Buildings Are Unfit For Human Habitation In Lagos Island- Expert by kleverley: 4:21pm On Mar 14
must every school be a storey building??
must a storey building be built on an island ??
what's wrong if u build a flat for ur school?
we know that this Nigeria can build a flat at first, then later on they'll convert it to a storey building then the foundation carries excess load and makes it likely to collapse
biko this country sef

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Re: Over 1, 000 Buildings Are Unfit For Human Habitation In Lagos Island- Expert by SantiRAMBO: 4:21pm On Mar 14
Lagos State government should take housing matter seriously.. The way houses are so close to each other in Lagos, I wonder how the occupants of such houses manage to get ventilation.
Jide Sanwo Olu already got his first major task to proof that he's indeed the man for the job..

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Re: Over 1, 000 Buildings Are Unfit For Human Habitation In Lagos Island- Expert by TOPCRUISE(m): 4:21pm On Mar 14
If they demolish them Lagosians will still shout and complain. That is one of the reasons they bundled Ambode out from second term.

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Re: Over 1, 000 Buildings Are Unfit For Human Habitation In Lagos Island- Expert by majamajic(m): 4:22pm On Mar 14
that's what they said the last time , yet they didn't do anything.
Re: Over 1, 000 Buildings Are Unfit For Human Habitation In Lagos Island- Expert by Tonymegabush1(m): 4:24pm On Mar 14
Funny enuf while building their is a fee called material testing payment, as a developer you will pay for it yet no one to come and inspect anything,
Re: Over 1, 000 Buildings Are Unfit For Human Habitation In Lagos Island- Expert by martineverest(m): 4:24pm On Mar 14
especially that Obalende-cms-marina
Re: Over 1, 000 Buildings Are Unfit For Human Habitation In Lagos Island- Expert by pepetua(m): 4:25pm On Mar 14
And then what did the responsible government do, waiting for me to come and demolish it.

Government of the people, terror of the people.
Re: Over 1, 000 Buildings Are Unfit For Human Habitation In Lagos Island- Expert by LLSAINT(m): 4:26pm On Mar 14
As an expert in Emergency Management, much as the role could be multi-dimensional, but the onus lies on the government to take actions on such matters.
Nigeria has been so lackadaisical in the approach on Disaster Management ranging from flood, fire, building collapse etc
How can a Governor be quick to accuse the owner of the building in resisting the demolition exercise when such building has been marked?
It only shows a failed system where no one wants to take responsibility.
In a sane clime, the Chairman/Director, SEMA lagos state or any other agency responsible in Development Authority in Lagos should have either resigned or be fired but not in Nigeria.
We are yet to even see the C-in-C commiserating with the bereaved as seen in saner climes but here, is a poo hole.
So sad to express my feelings in writing.
My heart felt condolences to the families.... cry

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Re: Over 1, 000 Buildings Are Unfit For Human Habitation In Lagos Island- Expert by newoffer: 4:27pm On Mar 14
Kachi1194:
Is that dirty looking place the Lagos island I always hear of
. That is the best development Yorubas can offer. People wey jealousy n backbiting wan finish. Substandard buildings everywhere

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Re: Over 1, 000 Buildings Are Unfit For Human Habitation In Lagos Island- Expert by Bustincole(m): 4:28pm On Mar 14
so na to destroy all d buildin be dat
Re: Over 1, 000 Buildings Are Unfit For Human Habitation In Lagos Island- Expert by fredoooooo: 4:31pm On Mar 14
Sirpaul:
Please demolish the whole of Entire Lagos Island......

Toju o ba ti eyin igbeti oju oni ti eko Ile cheesy
Re: Over 1, 000 Buildings Are Unfit For Human Habitation In Lagos Island- Expert by leofab(f): 4:32pm On Mar 14
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