Lagos identifies 232 defective buildings


Lagos State Government has identified a total of 232 defective buildings across the state.
State Commissioner for Physical Planning, Mr. Toyin Ayinde, who disclosed this yesterday at a press conference in Alausa, said information about some of these defective structures were received via the Short Message Service (SMS) , emails and telephone calls sent to the government by concerned residents.
He said apart from the defective structures, the government also sealed up 1,939 buildings which failed to comply with the state physical planning regulations adding that government is not relenting in its effort to ensure that incidences of building collapse are nipped in the bud.
He explained that the government has made tremendous progress in the plan to relocate Okobaba saw milling industry from Ebute-Metta to Agbowa in Ikosi-Ejinrin Local Council Development Area (LCDA).
“This is our flagship regeneration project which is multi-dimensional in its environs that will catalyze growth and thus bring about an increase in real estate value”, he said.
Ayinde added that the project would also provide a specialization centre for wood related industry, pave way for the clean-up of the entire Okobaba-Makoko axis and allow the regeneration of the highly valued waterfront ambience.
He also stated that the government has not abandoned its plans to relocate the mile 12 markets to the proposed Ikorodu regional stuff commodities market, linking the delay in the relocation of the traders to the constant violations and encroachment of government acquired and committed parcels of land for overriding public interest.

Ayinde also revealed that 22 locations were the Lagos cable car stations and towers would be installed have been identified, adding that the project promoters have taken possession of all identified sites.
He said the project designed to facilitate public transportation is another effort of government geared towards complementing other modes.
The commissioner said the ministry also recorded significant achievements in the area of building plan processing, noting that a total of 2,067 applications were granted approval.
As part of their effort towards ensuring security in the state, the commissioner said the ministry collaborated with Police authority to install about 1,000 surveillance cameras across the state.
He also noted that some identified black spots and other sensitive areas are currently being proposed for surveillance and monitoring.