The Lagos State House of Assembly Committee on Physical Planning and Urban Development on Wednesday, 22nd March warned Lagosians residing in defective houses to vacate such buildings as soon as possible.
The Chairman of the committee, Mr Setonji David, who gave the warning while speaking with journalists in Ikeja, said the warning had become imperative with Lagos getting set for another raining season with attendant rainstorm and flooding.
According to him, the state government has taken several steps to stem the tide of building collapse and it is determined not to fail in ensuring safety of lives of citizens, advising residents of flood-prone areas in the state to look for alternative accommodation to prevent flood-related hazards.
He however noted that some residents brought disasters to themselves and their neighbours by blocking water channels with refuse, saying that people should also desist from building on water ways. The call came on the heels of the unfortunate incident where a building collapse led to the death of a pregnant woman at Ikola in Alimosho area of Lagos on March 20th, 2017, following a rainstorm.