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Lagos government identifies 500 crumbling buildings

11 May 2016, 11:30

Lagos - After the Lekki Gardens building collapse In March, Lagos authorities identified 500 distressed and abandoned buildings that could collapse at any moment.

At least 34 people were killed when the building collapsed in an upmarket area of Nigeria’s biggest city Lagos reported The Guardian. The story received a great deal of international media attention.

According to Vanguard, State Government continues to delay the release of the findings that lead to the five-storey building collapse.

Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Mr. Abiola Anifowoshe, disclosed at the on-going ministerial press briefing in Alausa, Ikeja, measures adopted by the government to check the incidence of building collapses in the state.

Anifowoshe said; “We have identified over 500 distressed and abandoned buildings. We have identified them and we have evacuated the occupants. The buildings we have identified were the ones we know are dangerous for habitation.
“The marking of the buildings is ongoing. We went round the state to identify distressed buildings. Very soon, we will release another list of distressed buildings in the state.

- News24 Nigeria


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