Barely 10 days after a seven story collapsed in the Banana Island area of Lagos, a three-floor building under construction has been reportedly collapsed at Ladipo Oluwole Street in the Apapa area of Lagos State.
A statement by the spokesperson of the Lagos State Building Control Agency, LASBCA, Mukaila Sanusi, Deputy Director of Public Affairs, accused the developer of shunning the agency’s “Stop work and Seal up orders” but continued construction.
Sanusi disclosed that the incident triggered immediate preliminary enquiries that showed officers issued a number of contravention notices.
“The developer carried on construction without recourse to the authorities. There has been no report of any casualty, while the site has been cordoned off and taken over by LASBCA,” he noted.
Sanusi said the latest collapse, like similar others, reinforces government’s calls for responsible behaviour on the part of all stakeholders.
The agency added that the Lagos Government has commenced further inquiries into the collapse to unravel the details and guide appropriate actions.