Politics Nigeria has gotten exclusive details into the collapse of a two storey building on Makinde street, Ikeja, Lagos.
The incident occurred at about 2.55pm on Thursday 15th December, 2015. According to the Lagos state emergency service, a distress call was received at the Lagos State Command and Control Centre concerning a partially collapsed building at the 21 Makinde Street Alausa, Ikeja.
Investigations at the incident scene revealed that the building is a 2- storey building under construction and the building was said to have partially collapsed while under construction. Physical assessment revealed that the building collapsed from the base tilting sideways as result of structural defect.
The Agency’s Emergency Response team in concert with LASBCA,RRS, Nigeria Police, Alausa Divisional Office, and Area F,Lagos State Fire Service, Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps all mobilized to the incident scene. Occupant of adjoining building around the partially collapsed building were safely evacuated, while the vicinity of the partially collapsed building was cordoned off to prevent any form of movement around the collapsed site for safety purpose. No life lost, but a male adult who was working in the collapsed building sustained injury and was treated immediately.
After a full assessment by combined emergency response team was carried with a view to safely recovering the collapsed building site. The General Manager LASEMA, Mr. Adesina Tiamiyu said proper investigation would be conducted on the incident while the collapsed building will be recovered by controlled demolition so as to ensure utmost safety of lives and properties.
He however advised developers of structures in the State to ensure they abide by the building codes and regulations of the State as well as employ the services of certified engineers for building construction to avoid incidents such as this.