Anxiety over planned integrity test on houses in Lekki Gardens

The site of the collapsed building PHOTO: Bertram Nwannekanma

The site of the collapsed building PHOTO: Bertram Nwannekanma

Barely two weeks after Lagos State Government ordered integrity test on Lekki Gardens’ houses, some affected occupants of the houses have expressed displeasure over the proposed exercise.

One of the residents, Dr. Samuel Dachi said the integrity test proposed by the government is surprising, “given the fact that you cannot carry out such an exercise on already built and occupied houses.”

In a statement yesterday, Dachi said government should have carried out such test on houses that are not yet completed.

“Much as we appreciate the response of government and its determination to protect the residents of the Lekki Gardens, we find the idea of integrity test on occupied houses strange. It is sad that an uncompleted building collapsed few weeks ago, but that should not be used as an intent to condemn other houses.”

Another resident, Mrs. Cecilia Agbeluyi urged government to step up pre-building regulatory processes to avoid such accidents in future.

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