LASBCA Boss Reads Riot Act To Property Owners, Developers

Posted on April 21, 2022


 
As part of ongoing efforts to stem the tide of building collapse in the construction sector, the General Manager of Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA), Arc. Gbolahan Oki, has issued a stern warning to developers and property owners in Lagos to abide by the building codes of the State or face the full wrath of the law. 

 
Arc. Oki gave the warning during an engagement with members of the Association of Real Estate Developers of Lagos State (AREDOLS) at the Agency’s head office in GRA, Ikeja. 
 
Addressing members of the Association, Arc. Oki warned that, henceforth, all developers must ensure that buildings conform to requirements of the law such as engagement of building professionals – Architects, Engineers, and Builders – during building projects in order to ensure the stability of buildings. 
 
“The Agency will begin site by site inspection to compel compliance and any site without the presence of at least a professional will be sealed off and the developer will be highly sanctioned”, Oki said. 
 
The General Manager spoke further saying that the General Contractor All-Risk Insurance Policy must be taken seriously as the relevant unit of the Agency has been fully activated to intensify enforcement and seal off any building site, above two floors, that does not have evidence of the policy on demand. 
 
Oki maintained that the names of all artisans working on-site, including iron benders, welders, bricklayers, carpenters, and others must be provided on demand with their respective passport photographs while all concrete works have to be assessed by Lagos State Materials Testing Laboratory and the test results submitted to LASBCA as applicable. 
 
He also warned developers to desist from harassing and obstructing State officials while carrying out their legal duties, insisting that the dastardly act would attract serious sanctions, including prosecution.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Latest News

      What began two years ago with the blessing of Governor Babajide... Continue
  Level 2 housemates on Friday won the first weekly wager of Big Brother... Continue
President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the family of Ambassador Godknows Igali, Chairman, Governing... Continue
The Osun Government has flagged off the 16th edition of the food support scheme... Continue
The Nigeria Police Force has dismissed one Mr. Richard Gele, the Police Inspector caught... Continue
The Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has mourned the passing of his Senior... Continue
CHUKA UBAH      The Centre for Human and Socio-economic Rights (CHSR) and Coalition... Continue
CYRIACUS IZUEKWE    The Apex Igbo organization, Ohaneze Ndigbo Lagos State led by the... Continue
DR. CHUMA-ODILI HARRIS (OGENE IGBO)    “The beneficiaries of APGA Government in the last... Continue
AISHA ABUBAKAR      A Lagos-based Marine Engineer, Prince Adegbenga Dada, has sacked his... Continue

UBA


Access Bank

Twitter

Sponsored