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THE INCREASING RATE OF COLLAPSED BUILDINGS IN LAGOS AND ITS ENVIRONS  


paulina
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It is no longer new, when you hear about collapsed buildings, the saddening issue about it is the number of lives lost during this process, let me briefly remind you of some of these gory tales that have happened not quite long.

In 2014, 116 people died when a six-story building collapsed in Lagos during a service given by a celebrity televangelist.

In 2016, more than 100 people died when the roof of a church in Uyo, in the south of Nigeria, caved in, a building which was not authorized for completion but was completed just so that the thanksgiving can be held there.

And in 2019, another occurred where a four-storey building in ita-faji that housed a school at the top floor collapsed, the death toll was about 20 including children. The said house was also marked for demolition but it was still put in the house anyway.

So what could have been the problem? is it the people or the authorities? or even the construction companies themselves?

I have seen a house that was partially sinking and the first question I asked myself is "Who is the engineer that built this house?" because the owner of the house won't know better than the professional, he wants something for his money but what he wants may not be practicable.

Well, you can still share your thoughts and let's chart the way forward.

 
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