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Sanwo-Olu introduces new office for building control agency



Sanwo Olu felicitates Oba of Lagos at 80

Sanwo-Olu highlighted, “The newly inaugurated office will centralize these crucial functions, equipped with modern technology and skilled workforces to improve efficiency and effectiveness.

“In a rapidly evolving city like ours, it is essential to have strong mechanisms in place to address the challenges of urbanization.

“This LASBCA office will play a leading role in collaborating with stakeholders, developers, and citizens to create a built environment that is not only visually appealing but also safe and sustainable.”

Sanwo-Olu also urged all agency staff to rededicate themselves to achieving the agency’s mandates.

He added, “I want to appeal to all Lagosians, especially professionals in the construction industry, not to compromise on the discharge of their duties, as cutting corners has been identified as a major cause of building collapses in our society today.

“It is not only in Nigeria that we have seen or heard of buildings collapsing, but all over the world. However, with the right policies and actions in place, this problem will be minimized. As a government, we will create a conducive environment and implement policies to promote safe buildings.”

“The Lagos State Government has achieved this with the establishment of the Lagos State Building Control Agency and other agencies like the Material Testing Laboratory and Lagos Safety Commission, all of which play vital roles in the built environment.”

“However, it is clear that the government alone cannot achieve this without the support of the population. Everyone shares the responsibility of reducing building collapses in our society, which requires a change in attitude across the board.”

Commenting on the significance of the agency’s new building, the Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Dr. Oluyinka Olumide, stated that the inauguration of the building would facilitate the commencement of the ongoing Certified Accreditation Program.

Meanwhile, the General Manager of LASBCA, Gbolahan Oki, expressed that with the opening of the new office, the agency is now better equipped to serve the people of the state more efficiently. Oki emphasized, “The LASBCA office will function as a center for collaboration, innovation, and excellence in building control practice. This building showcases our capability as an agency to effectively carry out our duties as stipulated by the law, our commitment to upholding the highest construction standards, and ensuring compliance with regulations.”