-Residents at 4, Ugbewankwo Street economically reluctant about their safety
– As Council boss ordered Works and Environment Department in AJIF to avert another collapsed building in Lagos State
Fakunle Sheriff Ekundayo
Tuesday April 9, 2019.
Hon. Fatai Adekunle Ayoola has described a three-storey building on Ugbewankwo Street in Aiyetoro Community of AJIF LGA as death trap.
The Council Chairman raised the alarm of a potential collapsed building in the area when he was on inspection of ongoing construction of Alayabiagba Primary Health Centre (PHC) recently.
The building now dilapidated, is painted with brown colour and situated at 4, Ugbewankwo Street, according to the Council Boss is not safe for human to dwell.
“This building is no longer safe for residents who lives here,” he said.
He identified some cracked parts of the building which can lead to collapse and eventual demolition.
An occupant in the building, Mrs. Bethel Johnson wanted the Council Chairman to assist tenants in the eventual case of evacuation.
She said: “It is not easy to find a new place, especially if one were to consider agent and agreement fee before house rent proper,” She said with a worried look.
The tenant who occupies a shop with an aged mother added that government should consider their economic plight before further action is taken on the building.
Hon. Ayoola upon inspection of the house has ordered Department of Works and Environment to take necessary steps in order to avert another tragedy of collapsed building in Lagos State.