Collapsed building: Lagos Agency shuts 62 Buildings

The Lagos State Physical Planning Permit Authority (LASPPPA) on Monday shut 62 buildings in the Okota area of the state.

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Officials of the agency stormed the area to enforce compliance with physical planning laws of the state which it claimed were violated by the culprits.

A statement from the agency on its Instagram page said it had declared zero tolerance on illegal structures in Lagos State.

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This is coming few weeks a 21-storey building collapsed at Gerrard in Ikoyi area of Lagos, Southwest Nigeria, killing about 45 people.

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The agency said it shut down the properties for contravening the physical planning permit law of the state for which the owners/developers were served notices on October 21 but failed to respond.

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“The authority calls on the public to whistleblow on distressed buildings and illegal constructions in their locality,” the statement said.

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