Lagos State governor -elect Jide Sanwo- Olu has described the incessant building collapse in the state as unfortunate.
Recall that two buildings have collapsed in Lagos in a space of one week with many dead and several injured.
Speaking to State House correspondents Monday after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari alongside his deputy, Femi Hamzat at the Presidential Villa, Sanwo- Olu stated that Lagos needs regeneration.
According to him” It’s an unfortunate incident, even when I was in government before, I used to be the Vice Chairman on Building Collapse. It was something that was about ten years ago which is what led to us creating an agency called LABCA.
“After it was meant to begin to identify structures well ahead before issues like this begin to happen. But it’s an unfortunate thing, extremely very unfortunate and it also means that we expect it would happen again.
“So imagine the current government have started very quickly the integrity testing of the properties in the state. You know Lagos it’s a part of the old colony of Lagos, so it’s not you expected to see houses that are over a century old and in those numbers, we need to be sincere to ourselves and we need to be real.
“Lagos truly really needs regeneration especially Lagos Island and that was part of the things we promised on the campaign trail.
“So, it’s to have a conversation right round all of a families and we’ll see the kind of redevelopment that is important as it’s built on in a lot of other big cities like Lagos.
On his visit to the Villa,he said “I think it is important for His Excellency, the deputy Governor-elect and myself to have a one-on-one short discussion with the Commander-in-Chief and it’s a rare privilege.
“It was a short one, just to say congratulations to him in his own election and he also said the same thing to us. So it’s a very short courtesy visit to Mr President,” he stated.
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