The Lagos State Government has warned that any construction site without at least one professional present will be cordoned off and the developer sanctioned as they begin site-by-site inspection to force compliance.
This is part of the state government’s efforts to stem the tide of building collapses in the construction industry.
This was announced by the Chief Executive of the Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA), Arc. Gbolahan Oki, during an engagement with members of the Association of Real Estate Developers of Lagos State (AREDOLS) at the Agency’s Head Office in GRA, Ikeja, warning developers and landlords in Lagos to respect the state building codes or face the full wrath of the law.
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Bow. Oki, in his address to members of the association, warned that now all developers must ensure that buildings comply with the requirements of the law, such as the engagement of building professionals – architects, engineers and builders – during construction projects to ensure the stability of buildings.
He said“The Agency will begin site-by-site inspection to enforce compliance and any site without at least one professional present will be cordoned off and the developer will be heavily sanctioned.”
To seal construction site above 2 floors without insurance policy
- The Chief Executive further stated that the General Contractor’s All-Risk Insurance policy must be taken seriously as the relevant unit of the Agency has been fully activated to step up enforcement and seal off any construction site. , above two floors, which has no proof of on-demand policy.
- Oki maintained that the names of all craftsmen working on site, including iron benders, welders, masons, carpenters and others, must be provided upon request along with their respective passport photographs, while all work of concrete shall be evaluated by the Lagos State Materials Testing Laboratory and test results submitted to LASBCA where applicable.
- He also warned developers to refrain from harassing and obstructing state agents in the performance of their lawful duties, insisting that this despicable act will result in severe penalties, including prosecution.