Lagos To Demolish Buildings On Site Of Collapsed 21-Storey Building In Nigeria

Lagos To Demolish Buildings On Site Of Collapsed 21-Storey Building In Nigeria 1

The Lagos State Government says it will demolish the remaining buildings on the land, where the 21-storey building collapsed on Gerrard Road, in Ikoyi.⁣

Dr Idris Salako, the Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, disclosed this at a news conference on the handing over of the complex to the contractor for deconstruction on Thursday in Lagos.⁣


Salako said that the buildings would take about three months or more, to be demolished, adding that the land on which the structures were situated would be taken over by the state government.⁣

He noted that the taking over of the land was in line with the state physical planning law, which stated that owners of collapsed buildings would forfeit the land to the state.⁣

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