Following the tragic collapse of a three-storeyed building in Itafaji area of Lagos Island on Wednesday, the state government has started pulling down buildings marked for demolition in Lagos Island.
Some officials of the Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA) are currently pulling down some houses at Freeman street in Ita Faji.
The building, which housed a private primary school on its second floor, caved in while school was in progress killing at least twelve people, including nine pupils while 50 were rescued.
When the state governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, visited the area, he noted that this time around, the government was prepared to pull down defective buildings.
He said: “We have been carrying out a lot of integrity tests on the buildings in this neighborhood and as you can see, some of them have been marked for demolition but we get resistance from landlords but we must continue to save lives and we would intensify our efforts to see that those have failed our integrity test, we would ensure that they are quickly evacuated and we bring the structures down.”