The Lagos State Government has concluded plans to pull down Jakande Estate in Ajah. Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Town Planner Toyin Adyinde made the revelation while speaking at press conference in Lagos.
He said government has made provision for occupants of the structure to move out to enable the state pull down the structures, adding that very soon new set of buildings will appear in the area.
The commissioner attributed the state of the structure to prolong lack of maintenance by occupants adding that virtually all the structures what were built by the Alhaji Jakande era to meet the housing needs of residents of the state have over the years shown sign of weakness. He explained that the state government is currently carrying out integrity test in all Jakande Estate to determine physical fitness of structures in the estates.
He said the ministry has put in place measures to stem recurring incidents of collapsed structures adding that the measures include compulsory integrity test of building and construction materials in conjunction with the state material testing agency, identification and removal of distressed and or dilapidated buildings, removal of illegal and non-conforming building, inspections and certification of various stages of buildings construction and evaluation of ongoing and completed structures.