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 Lekki Gardens in more trouble with Lagos state



Lekki Gardens in more trouble with Lagos state
A day after the Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode decided to run the rule by sacking the General Manager of the Lagos State Building Control Agency, Adeigbe Olushola and three others following the building collapse in Lekki which claimed the lives of at least 35 people a week ago, the number on citizen of Lagos State has directed that stability test be conducted on all building constructed by Lekki Gardens to ascertain their structural integrity.
The Governor while addressing Government House Correspondents at the Lagos House, Ikeja, shortly after inspecting the site of the collapsed building said any building by Lekki Gardens found to be defective will be demolished.
Ambode also noted that the incident which claimed 34 lives and left several others injured was “one building collapse too many”.
While assuring Lagosians that his administration is determined not to fail in the responsibility of ensuring the safety of lives and property of its citizens, the Governor said the state government has taken several steps to stem the tide of building collapse in Lagos.
“The State Government will undertake a stability test on all other buildings constructed by the Developer in the State, whether occupied or not, to ascertain their structural stability. The Developer will pay the cost of the tests.  Any building found to be defective would be demolished.  For those that pass the integrity test the developer will pay a penalty for any overdevelopment on the site,” he said.
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