Lagos, Nigeria – The Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA) has identified and published the list of 349 buildings that were found to be exhibiting various signs of distress across the state.
This was disclosed in a statement published on the state government’s website on Saturday, March 25.
The general manager of LASBCA, Arc. Gbolahan Owodunni Oki, said the agency took the proactive step of identifying the distressed buildings in order to curb the menace of building collapse in Nigeria’s economic capital.
According to Oki, the suspected distressed structures were identified through a thorough monitoring exercise aimed at preventing collapse and its attendant effects such as loss of lives and properties.
He further stated that all the identified structures have signs which indicate that they might not be fit for human habitation.
Legit.ng gathers that some of the signs identified in the distressed buildings include cracks, spalling, bulging, exposed reinforcement, sinking and tilting.