Test ma­te­ri­als be­fore build­ing, LASG tells res­i­dents

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THe La­gos State Gov­ern­ment has urged res­i­dents to test ma­te­ri­als be­fore em­bark­ing on any con­struc­tion work to re­duce the spate of build­ing col­lapse in the state.

A state­ment on Wed­nes­day said the act­ing Gen­eral Man­ager of the La­gos State Ma­te­ri­als Test­ing Lab­o­ra­tory, Olalekan Ajani, spoke dur­ing a meet­ing with of­fi­cials of the La­gos State emer­gency Man­age­ment Agency.

Ajani, ac­cord­ing to the state­ment, also called for col­lab­o­ra­tion among gov­ern­ment agen­cies in the in­ter­est of res­i­dents.

“en­gi­neer Ajani said col­lab­o­ra­tion with other sis­ter agen­cies is key to pre­vent­ing build­ing col­lapse be­ing ex­pe­ri­enced in La­gos State as a re­sult of sub­stan­dard ma­te­ri­als used for con­struc­tion.

“He said if such ma­te­ri­als are tested be­fore the com­mence­ment of con­struc­tion, it can re­duce loss of lives and prop­erty to the barest min­i­mum,” the state­ment added.

The Di­rec­tor Gen­eral of LASEMA, Dr Olufemi Okeosany­in­tolu, was quoted to have said only ef­fec­tive part­ner­ship, rather than un­healthy com­pe­ti­tion, could serve the goal of pro­tect­ing lives and prop­erty.

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