Following the directives issued by the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu over buildings in Banana Island and its environs, twelve buildings have now been re-sealed while two illegal fences have been pulled down.
This was carried out by the Lagos State Building Control Agency, LASBCA, in collaboration with the Lagos State Physical Planning Permit Authority, LASPPPA, and the State Task Force.
The General Manager of LASBCA, Gbolahan Oki, who led the operation, stated that the structures were sealed for various contraventions ranging from buildings without approval, failure to obtain authorisation to commence construction from LASBCA, and breaking the government seal, among others.
Oki stressed that the ongoing removal and sealing of those buildings in Banana Island, and also across the state, was geared towards compelling compliance to bring sanity to the built sector.
Recall that a seven-storey building under construction recently collapsed in Banana Island, leaving one person dead.
Consequently, Governor Sanwo-Olu promptly paid an on-the-spot inspection to the site, suspending further construction of any structure in the Island and its environs.