The Lagos State Government has prohibited illegal occupation of abandoned buildings and properties under construction as part of measures to address security challenges.
Dr Idris Salako, Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, disclosed this in a statement made available to newsmen on Friday in Lagos.
According to Salako, the measure was appropriate due to the country’s security challenges.
“The Lagos State Government has watched the security threats in the country with dismay and understands the danger posed by the possible spread of this dreadful situation to our dear state,” he said.
Salako acknowledged that hoodlums and social miscreants had continued to use abandoned buildings and project sites as bases from which to commit atrocities, putting people in grave danger.
Owners and developers of unfinished or existing buildings, he said, should always ensure that their buildings are in “proper financial, safe, and sanitation conditions.”
“There will be no abandoned buildings permitted for security and safety reasons.”
He also mentioned that no construction worker could work beyond 6:00 p.m. within the confines of under-construction buildings