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JUST IN:Lagos’ll not condone flagrant disobedience to building regulations – Commissioner

Occupants of Lagos State have been cautioned to cease from egregious maltreatment of building laws and guidelines of the State.

The state government gave the admonition on Monday, saying it has seen that numerous occupants are working without due plan of action to state organizations for endorsement and accordingly encouraged individuals to stop from disregarding building guidelines.

Tending to Journalists on Monday after Lagos State Enforcement Team destroyed a few constructions without consistence to the state building laws and guidelines at Banana Island, Ikoyi, the Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Dr. Idris Salako, said the authorization became vital in light of the fact that the State Government felt there was need to plan something for end the developing wrongdoing.

The five spots visited by the Lagos State Enforcement Team drove Salako had before been served stop work notice by the Lagos State Building Control Agency. Regardless of the stop work notice, development works were all the while continuous in two while the other had fenced the land.


At 102 Close, K Zone, a segment of the tidal pond has been recovered with simply the arrangement of a restricted seepage for water to stream. Subsequently the solid and perimetre fence raised confronting the tidal pond were pulled down while the structure was fixed and the entryway bolted.

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Likewise at 306 Close, three two-story structures under development were pulled down for absence of endorsement to work as the improvement infringed on the state shoreline.

Aside from structures and fences that were pulled down during the authorization work out, two individuals discovered doing illicit digging exercises inside the territory visited were additionally captured.

Salako said Lagos State Government organizations will keep on checking to guarantee that building laws and guidelines are agreed with.

He said: “The lead representative was here yesterday (Sunday) with the solid guidance that land recovered past what was endorsed ought to be destroyed. We would keep on observing to guarantee that building laws and guidelines are conformed to and it ought to try and be willful consistence.


“The slow take over of the streams is an issue. In our ground breaking strategy, the provincial interstate should go through a course yet there is steady infringement in transit.

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“As far as environmental change, continuous decrease in the limit of the tidal pond to stream unreservedly and the outcome the state would be made to wrestle with later on. In the event that there is substantial storm today, occupants in Parkview Estate, on the opposite side of the tidal pond would be in emergency in light of the fact that their local area would be overflowed. This is on the grounds that individuals worked past what was affirmed.”

Talking on why the two-story structures were pulled down, Salako said before the implementation practice was done, in light of the fact that the engineer had been served stop work notice multiple times however they wouldn’t comply with the orders.


He said: “The structures that were pulled down is an unconventional case on the grounds that the proprietor and designer couldn’t give endorsement and leeway to recovered land he got from the State Land Bureau and Ministry of Waterfront.

“They exploded their study. This implies more land meters were taken than what was given endorsement for. What’s more, the 30 meters set back the engineer was to notice was not clung to. Additionally, the property is under a high pressure wire. Taking all things together, the improvement has ignored all structure laws in the state.”

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Likewise addressing columnists during the implementation work out, Lagos State Commissioner for Waterfront Infrastructure and Development, Arc. Kabiru Ahmed Abdullahi, said the State Government can’t keep on collapsing its hands and watch the debasement of its current circumstance.

“That’s the last straw. We can’t keep on collapsing our arms and watch the corruption of the climate and proceeded with blockage of the water channels on the waterfronts.

“We will tidy it up and we will bring all the culprits of this demonstration to book in accordance with the arrangements of the laws.


“Banana Island has its own unique limits. What’s more, those unique limits are perceived and endorsed. So any turn of events or recovery past those unique limits would not be permitted,” he said.

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