Thu. May 12th, 2022

Lagos stops approvals for structures above three floors in Ebute Metta

The Lagos State Government has ordered the immediate stoppage of approval for the construction of buildings above three floors in Ebute-Metta East and West, in a bid to prevent building collapse in the area.

Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development in Lagos State, Dr. Idris Salako, who announces this said the move followed an audit of buildings in the area.

He explained that the low-lying nature of Ebute-Metta and its negative impact on some of the buildings, most of which showed serious defects, made it mandatory for the government to apply special measures to save lives and property.

He also noted that the soil and topography, low water level and its effects, as well as the inability of structures in the area to bear loads above three floors, were considered before taking the decision.

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