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Building Collapse: Lagos To Demolish 180 Houses by iGISTMORE: 1:05am On Mar 16
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The Lagos State Building Control Agency on Friday commenced the demolition of defective buildings on Lagos Island.

About 180 houses will be demolished, according to the General Manager of LASBCA, Mr Lekan Shodeinde.

Shodeinde, who was represented by the agency’s secretary, Mr Tayo Fakolujo, during the demolition exercise, said the buildings would be destroyed in phases.

He added that 30 had already been demolished on Lagos Island in the last one year, while 150 had been marked for demolition.

“We are doing this so that no more lives will be lost in Lagos,” he said.

“For others that are still occupied, we are going to evict the occupants to avoid disaster because their lives are important to us.”

The agency’s task force began with the demolition of a three-storey building at 60A Freeman Street, Epetedo.

The demolition is coming on the heels of Wednesday’s building collapse incident on Massey Street, Ita Faaji, Lagos Island, in which no fewer than 20 people were killed and others injured.

The agency said the property owners had been served several notices dating back to 2013.

Shodeinde said in the last three years no new building had collapsed in Lagos because the state government had been carrying out material testing on them.

He said, “But for the old structures, we are going to be doing foundation analysis of about 70 per cent of structures that are over 25 years old to ensure that they are still structurally sound.

“There are still about three or four buildings that are defective on Massey Street and we are trying to remove them but there is litigation and we must avoid liability that might arise if we remove forcefully without clearance from the court.”

According to him, some will be demolished mechanically and others manually because some of the buildings have no space between them.

Shodeinde stated that before Wednesday’s incident the agency had demolished over 10 houses between Ajeromi Ifelodun and Apapa.

He said, “We were to demolish some buildings but had to subject them to test to ensure that nobody takes advantage of the situation.”

Residents of Epetedo hailed the agency for helping them to avert disaster.

One of them claimed many houses in the area were poorly built.

The source, who gave his name simply as Taju, said, “We are happy; everything should be destroyed. We don’t want any loss of lives again.”

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Re: Building Collapse: Lagos To Demolish 180 Houses by iGISTMORE: 1:05am On Mar 16
Re: Building Collapse: Lagos To Demolish 180 Houses by ipobarethieves: 1:09am On Mar 16
sad shocked sad sad shocked shocked lipsrsealed osanogbua! oritshe ooo
Re: Building Collapse: Lagos To Demolish 180 Houses by kmaster007: 6:44am On Mar 16
nah all d building for lagos island not gud at all... looking at some hse in island you will b asking urself did dey do planning ...

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Re: Building Collapse: Lagos To Demolish 180 Houses by Timtol(m): 8:05am On Mar 16
kmaster007:
nah all d building for lagos island not gud at all... looking at some hse in island you will b asking urself did dey do planning ...
These are my views of things that can cos building collapse;
Given work to a non-professional
Adding load to the original structure designed for(imagine the engr designed for 3storey which he started d calculations from the top down, and later after few years cos of money n investment the client thought of going a floor more which isnt part of calculation, trust me the building will come down)
Another thing is using substandard materials and bad mix ratio or going against the engineering drawings done.
Yet another is Doing rush work without curring your decking well.
Sth happened on same island which is common where they cast decking today and start block work tomorrow which is far worse.
Engr that dope also cos some by lying to the client,stealing materials and using fake things.
A building came down in Lekki n when the decking was checked they used 8mm rod instead of 12mm and in likeness to beam where we do have 16mm n 20mm depending on the building.


I cant advise anyone to buy a house on the island if u arent sure how the building was erected, safe your families.

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Re: Building Collapse: Lagos To Demolish 180 Houses by Obynopositive: 12:48pm On Mar 16
Nigerian factor ..... fire brigade .... soonest it will be forgotten about sad sad sad

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Re: Building Collapse: Lagos To Demolish 180 Houses by Kqzbets: 12:49pm On Mar 16
See prove below

Re: Building Collapse: Lagos To Demolish 180 Houses by coolestchris: 12:49pm On Mar 16
story please include lion of bourdillon house.. before you can demolished others house..
and besides before demolishing pay them compensation
Re: Building Collapse: Lagos To Demolish 180 Houses by IjebuWarrior: 12:50pm On Mar 16
Apongbon, Balogun et al... those houses na wah sef.

How did they even plaster the exterior when they're so close to each other?

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Re: Building Collapse: Lagos To Demolish 180 Houses by mosho2good: 12:51pm On Mar 16
Your neighbour will see� every single girl who comes to visit you ,but they will never see the clothes you hung on the rope when it is raining���

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Re: Building Collapse: Lagos To Demolish 180 Houses by ikcid: 12:52pm On Mar 16
We're always reactive in this country. .. no room for being proactive.

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Re: Building Collapse: Lagos To Demolish 180 Houses by fwallex4truth: 12:55pm On Mar 16
Next level shocked
Re: Building Collapse: Lagos To Demolish 180 Houses by Xcelinteriors(f): 12:58pm On Mar 16
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Re: Building Collapse: Lagos To Demolish 180 Houses by Titto93(m): 12:59pm On Mar 16
Upon the house deficit in Lagos
Re: Building Collapse: Lagos To Demolish 180 Houses by drmikeadams(m): 1:00pm On Mar 16
Some people next level just start
Re: Building Collapse: Lagos To Demolish 180 Houses by hammedkola(m): 1:00pm On Mar 16
Stop misleading the public, it is 80 house and they started with 3 houses yesterday 15/03/2019.

My Source: Channels TV

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Re: Building Collapse: Lagos To Demolish 180 Houses by Amuocha: 1:01pm On Mar 16
Wait till Ambode goes....

Baba so pe will follow...useless APC agency angry
Re: Building Collapse: Lagos To Demolish 180 Houses by hfc80: 1:03pm On Mar 16
Govt should pass a law in Nigeria that any commercial building after 30 yrs should be demolished.
Re: Building Collapse: Lagos To Demolish 180 Houses by lathrowinger(f): 1:04pm On Mar 16
I hope Government will help them to build those house back
Re: Building Collapse: Lagos To Demolish 180 Houses by Afritop(m): 1:04pm On Mar 16
Human compassion and outcry will prevent them from doing it. They won't bring out issue such statement if elections are about to be conducted.
Re: Building Collapse: Lagos To Demolish 180 Houses by dingbang(m): 1:05pm On Mar 16
hfc80:
Govt should pass a law in Nigeria that any commercial building after 30 yrs should be demolished.
gbam!
Re: Building Collapse: Lagos To Demolish 180 Houses by MrCuteking(m): 1:07pm On Mar 16
How the villagers will welcome the tenants

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Re: Building Collapse: Lagos To Demolish 180 Houses by SEGLIZ: 1:09pm On Mar 16
Timtol:

These are my views of things that can cos building collapse;
Given work to a non-professional
Adding load to the original structure designed for(imagine the engr designed for 3storey which he started d calculations from the top down, and later after few years cos of money n investment the client thought of going a floor more which isnt part of calculation, trust me the building will come down)
Another thing is using substandard materials and bad mix ratio or going against the engineering drawings done.
Yet another is Doing rush work without curring your decking well.
Sth happened on same island which is common where they cast decking today and start block work tomorrow which is far worse.
Engr that dope also cos some by lying to the client,stealing materials and using fake things.
A building came down in Lekki n when the decking was checked they used 8mm rod instead of 12mm and in likeness to beam where we do have 16mm n 20mm depending on the building.


I cant advise anyone to buy a house on the island if u arent sure how the building was erected, safe your families.

you are very right, not just lagos island come to abeokuta before I saw someone employ a molder to mold for her manually you won't believe the were negotiating within 40, 45 and 50 bricks to a bag of cement. I suppose the approved standard should be 25, 30 if I'm not mistaken (I stand to be corrected).
tell me the end of any building the above specification is used for!? it burn down to Nigerians even when the cash is available a lot tend economise. I know of some that his wall come crumbling whenever lizard attempt it.
Re: Building Collapse: Lagos To Demolish 180 Houses by Akolawole(m): 1:11pm On Mar 16
coolestchris:
story please include lion of bourdillon house.. before you can demolished others house..
and besides before demolishing pay them compensation

Compensation for building illegal structure abi?
Re: Building Collapse: Lagos To Demolish 180 Houses by cucumbae(m): 1:12pm On Mar 16
Tinubu don use this tactics hijack many people's landed properties for Lagos.
Re: Building Collapse: Lagos To Demolish 180 Houses by papyskinsy: 1:19pm On Mar 16
this will surely lead to increase in house rent.. dont dey think so too
Re: Building Collapse: Lagos To Demolish 180 Houses by Timtol(m): 1:24pm On Mar 16
SEGLIZ:

you are very right, not just lagos island come to abeokuta before I saw someone employ a molder to mold for her manually you won't believe the were negotiating within 40, 45 and 50 bricks to a bag of cement. I suppose the approved standard should be 25, 30 if I'm not mistaken (I stand to be corrected).
tell me the end of any building the above specification is used for!? it burn down to Nigerians even when the cash is available a lot tend economise. I know of some that his wall come crumbling whenever lizard attempt it.
27blocks from a bag.
I advice my clients not to use substandard materials.
One getting 120bags from 2bags, 55-60 from a bag, u know it's too bad.
Re: Building Collapse: Lagos To Demolish 180 Houses by quentin06: 1:31pm On Mar 16
nice, so that the vacant plots can be sold to your cronnies smartgov.
Re: Building Collapse: Lagos To Demolish 180 Houses by SEGLIZ: 1:54pm On Mar 16
Timtol:

27blocks from a bag.
I advice my clients not to use substandard materials.
One getting 120bags from 2bags, 55-60 from a bag, u know it's too bad.

Nigerians we are just the architect of our problems. we are the maker of our own unmaking.
Re: Building Collapse: Lagos To Demolish 180 Houses by gwama: 1:58pm On Mar 16
The most culpable is the government that allowed these houses to be built without standards and controls. Anarchy governs our African countries. cool cool
Re: Building Collapse: Lagos To Demolish 180 Houses by Rexnegro(m): 2:00pm On Mar 16
shame to lasbca or whatever they call themselves

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