The Lagos State Building Control Agency had sealed over 40 residential buildings in Sapata town in the Eti-Osa area of the state, due to poor development and planning.
This was made known in a statement on Monday titled, ‘LASBCA takes enforcement to Sapata town,’ which revealed that the sealed buildings were not developed according to physical planning laws and building codes of the State.
The Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Idris Salako, who spoke at the enforcement activity, stated that most of the owners and developers in the axis indulge in indiscriminate development of buildings without necessary documentation and approvals.
According to him, such acts distort the layout of the area through haphazard construction without drainages, setbacks, and other major facilities.
He noted that despite several engagements with the owners/developers to stop all illegal construction works, government notices and directives were ignored, stressing that shunning building codes is not permissible to avoid building collapse.
“Over the past few weeks, we have had cause to interact with the developers and even issue Press Statement, asking them to stop work on their sites but they blatantly refused and continued their illegal activities,” the statement quoted him as saying.
The LASBCA General Manager, Gbolahan Oki, on his own part, stated that the Agency was being proactive to curtail cases of building collapse through swift identification and stoppage of illegal developments before completion.