Agency seeks strict compliance with building codes, regulations

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Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) has urged building contractors and developers to always abide by building codes and regulations before and during construction.

The Chief Executive Officer, LASEMA, Dr. Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, said in a statement that abiding by the regulations would prevent unnecessary collapse of buildings and subsequent loss of lives and property.

Oke-Osanyintolu said there is need for contractors to take caution, owing to the collapsed building which occurred about 11.05pm on Wednesday, June 26, in the state.

He said that the agency received a distress call regarding the collapsed building and immediately mobilised its Response Team with other stakeholders to the scene.

According to him, other relevant government agencies have also been contacted for further investigation as to the real cause of the incident, to prevent future occurrence in the state.

He said LASEMA would continue to partner with relevant stakeholders and continue advocacy on the need for all to imbibe safety culture and avoid unnecessary loss of lives and property.