For a vital aspect as protection of lives of individuals in a society, specific rules and guidelines need to be put in place , to administer the best policies that can guarantee a level of standard, in terms of building facilities that house individuals.
There has been a report about a building in Lagos , which collapsed, leading to loss of live. As it stands the death toll arising from the collapse of the three-storey building with address No 24, Ibadan Street, Off Murtala Mohammed Way, Ebute Metta. This incident happened at May 1st, 2022.
Ibrahim Farinloye , who is the acting coordinator, NEMA, also confirmed that a building in Ebute Metta has also been sealed, because they noticed some signs of distress. His words read “ “Another three-storey building on Lagos Street, about 200 metres away from the current scene has shown signs of distress with part throwing pebbles and falling off. The building had also been marked as distressed, but the occupants were deviant. However, the building has been re-sealed and occupants evacuated by officers of Lagos State Buildings Control Agency.
Ten deaths have been confirmed, six males and four females, including a National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member. Twenty four people have been rescued alive, including seven children and 17 adults.”
According to more findings , it has been alleged that the son of the Landlord of the said collapsed building had given the tenants a quit notice , in a bid to avert such occurrences, but they didn’t leave. On his path, he had to get another place to live in, as he was one of the people living in the house before. Claiming further that the people affected in the building had long stopped paying rents to anybody , as they were told to leave the property .