Lagos Govt seals off 42 buildings in Lekki

The Lagos state government has announced the closure of 42 buildings in the Lekki area of the state to reduce incidences of building collapse.

Speaking on behalf of the Commissioner of Physical Planning and Urban Development, Idris Salako, the spokesman of the ministry, Mukaila Sanusi, said some of the buildings do not have a permit.

Salako said the enforcement became necessary to stem the tide of building collapse and also to protect the environment for adherence to proper planning.

“This explains why we must stop those who are bent on jeopardising the operative development plans of Lagos state by not tolerating any form of illegal physical development,” he said.

Salako said the special operation started in Lekki Phase1 on Tuesday when 19 buildings were sealed off, making a total of 42 buildings shut as of Thursday.

He advised property owners in the area and other parts of the state to ensure compliance with physical planning laws of the state to avoid embarrassment.

Salako urged those whose property were affected due to infractions to report to his office and perfect their documents.

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