Metro Collapsed Building: Synagogue Church May Have Violated Lagos Laws


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A Lagos official has said that there is no evidence to show that the Synagogue Church of All Nations had regulatory approval to increase the number of floors on its collapsed building.

Premium Times's report reads:

The building was initially a two-storey building used by the church as some form of guest house for visitors. It was being raised to a five-storey building before it collapsed on Friday killing at least 40 people as at Sunday evening.

On Sunday, the Lagos State Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Olutoyin Ayinde, told reporters at the scene that though investigation is still on-going, there is no proof that the church obtained a permit to add additional structures to existing ones.

“We have no proof that there is a permit,” he said. “We’ve asked the engineering team to meet us and for about two hours now no member of the engineering team has come because we also have questions to ask.”

The commissioner also hinted that the building was not professionally constructed.

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