The General Manager of the Lagos State Building Control Agency, Engr. Lekan Shodeinde, on Monday said there was no fresh building collapse in the State as being erroneously reported on the social media.
The statement comes against the backdrop of a reported collapse at Egerton Street, Oke-Arin, Lagos Island.
Shodeinde said a three-floor structure was marked as distressed and was undergoing demolition as at press time.
He said the building in question was within a built-up area flanked by other adjoining structures at the rear, adding that the demolition of the distressed building became necessary in order to avert another disaster.
According to him, the present administration of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode will leave no stone unturned to sanitize the building construction industry in the State by removing all the distressed, illegal structures and buildings prone to collapse as well as those that were not in conformity with the state Building Laws.
The General Manager appealed to Lagosians to cooperate with the State Government by moving out of all buildings marked as distressed and also stay away from demolition sites.
He, however, re-emphasized the fact that only the Lagos State Building Control Agency has the responsibility and professional expertise to determine whether a building is distressed or prone to collapse.
He said his Agency is passionately committed to pulling down all the distressed buildings in the State.