Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Lagos state reopens Lekki Gardens after collapsed building saga

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode during an inspection of the site of the collapsed building Lekki Gardens PHOTO: LAGOS STATE GOVERNMENT

The Lagos State government has approved the reopening of buildings belonging to Lekki Worldwide Estates Limited, owners of Lekki Gardens, which were recently sealed after an uncompleted building collapsed at one of the construction sites belonging to the company.

According to a statement issued by Lagos State Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Mr. Wasiu Anifowoshe, the buildings were unsealed and the tenants granted permission to return to their houses after results from the tests carried out were examined by a team of construction experts.

According to him, the integrity test carried out on the Lekki Gardens buildings was conducted by the Lagos State Material Testing Laboratory and the results forwarded to Governor Akinwunmi Ambode who reserves the right to announce the results.