The Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, has promised to demolish all illegal school buildings in the Ita Faji area of the state after a building housing a primary school collapsed on Wednesday.
He said this after residence raised concern about the state of illegal schools in the area.
“So far, from what I have been briefed, we have rescued about 25 people and some are already dead but we were earlier informed that it was a school, the building is not technically a school, it is a residential building that was actually accommodating an illegal school so to speak on the second floor.
“Like we have said, we have been carrying out a lot of integrity tests on the buildings in this neighborhood and as you can see, some of them have been marked for demolition but we get resistance from landlords but we must continue to save lives and we would intensify our efforts to see that those have failed our integrity test, we would ensure that they are quickly evacuated and we bring the structures down,” he said.
The building had been marked for demolition but the owner refused to evacuate the building.