Governor Ambode orders the demolition of 80 buildings

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Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode, has ordered the demolition of over 80 buildings in Lagos Island which has been marked earlier for demolition.

This order follows the collapse of a three-storey building in the Ita Faaji area of the Island, housing a primary school said to be located on the second floor of the building, killing about 20 persons with both children and adults.

During an assessment of the disaster scene on Wednesday, Governor Ambode vowed to demolish all illegal school buildings in the area and some structures marked unfit in Smith, Palm Church and Adeniji Adele Streets.

Following the governor’s order, officials of the State Building Control Agency led by its Acting General Manager, Omotayo Fakolujo, moved in on Friday to begin the demolition.

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