- The Building Collapse Prevention Guild (BCPG) has revealed that more buildings in Lagos are liable to collapse
- The national president of the BCPG, Akinola George, revealed this in Lagos on Monday, March 25
- He said that this is majorly caused by half-baked development who often use faulty construction designs
Akinola George, the national president of the Building Collapse Prevention Guild (BCPG) on Monday, March 25, urged the federal government deal with the recurrence of building collapse cause by substandard constructions in the country.
The BCPG's boss said that most developers in the state are half-baked and that they are the the major causes of building collapse since they often come up with faulty construction designs, Premium Times reports.
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Speaking in Ikeja, Lagos on Monday, Akinola said: “It may be a surprise to many that most buildings in Lagos State are not constructed by the people who are properly trained to do so.”
“Architects, Civil, Structural, Mechanical, and Electrical Engineers, Quantity Surveyors, Builders and Land Surveyors are virtual on-lookers on the Building Construction and Procurement scene as they participate in less than 20 per cent of the total volume of construction activities going on in the state.
“A survey revealed that over 45,000 sites existed at a time in Lagos state. Twenty per cent of this translates to 9,000. Hence by deduction, quacks and other faceless characters by whatever names called are responsible for the remaining 90 per cent. A whooping 36,000 potential collapses waiting to happen, on the average!”
He further advised the state government look out for areas such as Lagos Island, Oworonshoki, Bariga, Somolu, Ebute Meta, Mushin and Ajegunle as hot spots for building with poor quality.
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He said that the Lagos Master Plan must be reviewed, so that buildings so as to demolish those below the stipulated standard.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that another building in Lagos marked for demolition had reportedly collapsed.
The house which is located in Kakawa street, Lagos Island collapsed on Monday, March 25. A resident in the street said since the house was marked for demolition, it has been vacant. No resident is reportedly in the collapsed building.
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