The Lagos State Government on Wednesday began the removal of all illegal structures earmarked for demolition in accordance with the directives given by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu
A terse statement from the Ministry of Information and Strategy marked AAA/TMS/KO on Wednesday evening reads, “In line with the directives of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA), the Lagos State Physical Planning Permit Authority (LASPPPA) and the Lagos State Task Force today commenced the removal of illegal structures marked for demolition in Banana Island, Ikoyi.
“The demolition exercise was led by the General Manager of LASBCA, Gbolahan Owodunni Oki, in line with the Agency’s core statutory responsibilities of identification and removal/demolition of distressed, illegal and non-conforming structures in the State.
“It would be recalled that last week, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu in the company of officials of the State made a site visit to the collapsed seven storey building in Banana Island. During which, in the interest of public safety and to prevent a recurrence of the sad incident of another collapse, he directed the immediate removal of all structures in Banana Island without valid building approvals, especially those seen to have violated building regulations and plans of the State.”