By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan.
The Director-General, Bureau of Physical Planning and Development Control in Oyo state, Mr Waheed Gbadamosi on Tuesday hinted that the state government is determined to put an end building collapse in and across the state.
Mr Gbadamosi who dropped the hint while speaking in Ibadan declared that towards achieving this, the state government is taking proactive steps to guide against building collapse in the state by charging both private and public developers in the State to always obtain certificate of completion for their properties before occupying them.
According to the Director-General, Bureau of Physical Planning and Development Control in Oyo state,
“the certificate is the last stage of approval given to developers in the state,” and that the certificate will confirm the compliance of the structure with the requirements stipulated in the building plan.
“It is imperative for the people of the state to be compliant with the necessary planning laws and building instructions so as to avert any danger. This will also ascertain the quality assurance of the construction.” he said.
Mr Gbadamisi stressed that the Oyo State planning laws require developers to obtain certificate of compliance for every stage of their construction which will show whether they comply or deviate from the approval given to them.
Speaking further, he maintained that at least a copy of the Approved Plan with all approval stamps must always be on the site during construction and that contravention or demolition notice would be served on such properties without approval on sites.
Mr Gbadamosi emphasized that failure of developers to obtain the certificate of completion before occupying the building will lead to monetary fine by the Bureau of Physical Planning and Development Control.