The Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA) has resealed eight buildings across estates in the Ikota area of Eti-Osa, Lagos.
The enforcement action was prompted by the persistent violation of State building codes and the breaking of government seals by property owners and developers. The agency had previously issued various notices, including Contravention Notice, Stop Work Notice, Seal Up Notice, and Demolition Notice, to the concerned property owners.
The General Manager of LASBCA, Arc. Gbolahan Owodunni Oki reacting to the resealing exercises expressed his dissatisfaction with property owners and developers who flout the State’s building codes.
Speaking further, Arc. Oki emphasised the importance of adherence to building regulations to ensure the structural integrity and safety of buildings in the state. He noted that contraventions identified by the agency in the estates ranged from unauthorised construction activities to deviations from approved building plans.
Maintaining that such violations pose serious risks to occupants and neighbouring structures which necessitated decisive action by the agency, Oki reiterated that the sealing of the eight buildings serves as a strong deterrent and a clear message to developers and builders that non-compliance to building regulations will not be tolerated.
He disclosed that LASBCA will strive to uphold the rule of law and protect the public, property owners and developers against building collapse in the State, urging all stakeholders in the building industry to collaborate with regulatory authorities by not only complying with building regulations but also ensuring the safety of building structures which will contribute to the overall urban development and aesthetics of Lagos State.
“We are committed to maintaining high standards in construction in line with the broader goal of creating a safe and resilient urban environment”, the General Manager stated