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Collapsed building: Lagos Agency shuts 62 Buildings

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

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.

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

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