Land Allocated For Building Of Collapsed 5-storey Ibadan Building Not Suitable – Oyo Govt 

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By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan

Oyo State Government at the weekend, declared that the land allocated for the building of the collapsed 5-storey building at Awosika Area of Bodija in Ibadan few days ago, is not suitable for the structures put in place .

The  Commissioner for Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Mr. Olusegun Olayiwola made this known during his visit to the scene of the collapsed building in  Ibadan, saying, the contractor also failed to follow the laid down procedures for constructing buildings in the state .

Mr Olayiwola stressed that the quality of materials used at the site and jobs done by those engaged by the owner of the property are not of good quality and that the state

government is to punish culprits of the collapsed 5 stories building at Awosika, Bodija, Ibadan.

The Commissioner emphasized that the state government is presently looking into circumstances surrounding the collapse of the building and that  after the completion of  investigation, the culprits would be punished . 

” This is a great loss but we thank God that no life was lost. The building is mightier than the land and materials used were not good enough.  We are going to present our report to the Deputy Governor the moment we leave this place and adequate steps would be taken”, he said.

Mr Olayiwola added, ” The Oyo state government is going to deal with the culprits accordingly, it is not even likely that the owner of the building will get this space again because the person has to undergo necessary procedures”

Mr Olayiwola however tasked the people of the state to always engage professionals while embarking on construction of buildings for such structures to stand the test of time.

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