The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) has pulled down four two-storey buildings under construction in Ikoyi for failing the integrity test.
The integrity test is usually conducted to check the stability of houses and weakness of their foundation to prevent the buildings from collapsing and potential injuries or death to residents.
The LASEMA Director-General, Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, recently made this disclosure during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.
According to Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, the four buildings under construction at Glover Court, Ikoyi, were in the same location as a building which collapsed earlier. Thus, they decided to conduct an integrity test in the vicinity to prevent more buildings from collapsing and the four buildings that failed the test were immediately pulled down to rubbles by a bulldozer.
"The test was conducted by Solid Material Testing Agency, Lagos State Building Control Agency and the Ministry of Physical Planning.
"The test was conducted following the rescue of four persons and recovery of one body in the collapsed building at 4:10 p.m on Friday," he said.
Lagos has had high cases of houses failing the integrity test. Many landowners hurry to build houses, not minding the cheap materials used in building and LASEMA has assured Nigerians that they will pull down every house that fails the test so as to curb building collapse and eventual death of residents.