The Lagos State House of Assembly (LAHA) Committee on Physical Planning and Urban Development on Monday disclosed that all eye will guard against incessant cases of building collapse.  The Committee’s Chairman, Mr Setonji David, said this against the backdrop of the collapse of two different three-storey buildings on May 18, 2017 and May 29, 2017, respectively. It was reported that five people lost their lives in the incidents. Similarly, on March 9, 2016, at least 34 people died when a five-storey building still under construction collapsed in Lekki Area of Lagos State. David said that the level of sensitization and monitoring of buildings under construction had increased under Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode-led administration to curb the menace. He said: “Since the assumption of office by Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode, the level of compliance by developers has changed; though there is still room for improvement. “Government is a continuum; and the government is reorganising its agencies responsible for monitoring building constructions to be more effective in service delivery. “So, things are getting better. Building collapse will end soon in the state,’’ he said. The lawmaker also attributed the development to the high rate of influx of people into Lagos State. “ But, what we have on ground at present is better than what we had in the past. “Then, buildings used to collapse, but they were never reported. “Because of our current level of development with the knowledge and use of the social media, if anything happens in Ikeja now, it will be reported immediately. “So, things are getting better and the rate of monitoring is improving. We are putting every regulatory agency on its toes so that they will not rest on their oars.’’ The lawmaker said that he was always holding regular meetings with the officials from the Ministry of Physical Development and Urban Development.

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