Lagos begins integrity tests on Lekki Gardens buildings

Lagos begins integrity tests on Lekki Gardens buildings

The Lagos State Government says stability tests on buildings constructed by the Lekki Gardens to ascertain their structural integrity have commenced.

A building constructed by Lekki Gardens had recently collapsed in the Lekki area, killing no fewer than 35 persons.

The state government had subsequently ordered that other buildings constructed by Lekki Gardens be made to undergo integrity tests to avoid another collapse.

The acting General Manager of the Lagos State Materials Testing Laboratory, Rasheed Balogun, according to a statement on Sunday, says tests will be conducted on some buildings without sending away the occupants in the Lekki Gardens Estate in order not to cause them discomfort.

Balogun said the decision to embark on the tests was in line with the directive given by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode to ascertain the “liveability status” of all buildings constructed by Lekki Gardens. Balogun, an engineer, said the tests would be a “non-destructive test and partial destructive in some cases”. Read more

 

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