LASG Demolishes Unapproved Building At Ilupeju

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An unapproved building at Ilupeju area of State has been pulled down by State Building Control Agency (LASBCA)

Speaking during demolition of a building at Olutunda Street, off Ade Akinsanya Street Ilupeju, on Monday February 15, the General Manager of the Agency, Arc. Gbolahan Owodunni Oki, said the building in question was identified by a of LASBCA monitoring officers in August 2020 and all efforts by the Agency to prevail on the recalcitrant owner to follow due and best practices, in consonance with the directive of the Agency, proved abortive.

“The illegal structure which has no building approval was built on a drainage channel, wall fenced with no airspace. The building had previously been served all statutory enforcement notices in line with the State Urban and Regional Planning of 2010 with no response from the owner/developer, hence the Agency had to remove the building”, Oki said.

The General Manager emphasised that the decision was taken after a thorough engineering appraisal and monitoring of the building by the Agency to ensure a better physical planning for and averting needless loss of lives and property.

He added that the demolition is a signal to any would be recalcitrant developer who circumvents Government rules and regulations of the , stressing that the structures shall be removed by the Agency and the cost of removal shall be borne by the owner.

While noting that people have shown disregard for State laws on building construction in the past with worrisome resultant effects, Oki appealed to building owners and developers to desist from starting building projects without obtaining building approvals.

He insisted that building owners/developers should seek authorisation from LASBCA, hire the of relevant building Professionals, speak to safety and test their building before commencement of building construction, subject to the type of structures they are putting in place, to the buildings safe, secure and fit for habitation.