The Lagos State Government has issued a stop-work order on a petrol station being constructed illegally at No.1 Robinson Gbagi/Benson Anoruo Street, Ajao Estate, Isolo.
Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development Dr. Idris Salako, who spoke today in Alausa, said the move to stop further construction on the site was important to forestall a disaster. The facility is being erected without any approval or stage-by-staSet featured imagege inspection by the Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA) to ascertain the quality of materials used.
“As a matter of fact, we cannot even be talking about checking for compliance against approval that was never given in the first place and this is dangerous for the built environment as the safety and structural integrity of the facility can not be guaranteed”, Salako said.
The unapproved construction has become a growing concern for residents of the area, who have petitioned the Government against its continuation.
While reiterating the importance of building rights, the Commissioner emphasised that no construction should be carried out in Lagos State without Planning Permits and Stage certification by the authorities.
He said the Owner/Developer of the petrol station would be brought to book for ignoring several warnings issued against the construction by LASBCA, which served contravention notices and stop-work orders on the builder.
Salako urged all residents, particularly actors in the built environment, to “build right and team up with the State in her efforts to combat building collapse and vouchsafe a liveable and sustainable physical environment as enshrined in the T.H.E.M.E.S Agenda of the Lagos State Government”.