Ogun demolishes 3-storey distressed building

Ogun State Government said it has pulled down a three-storey building, Olujimi Electronic Mall at Totoro, Abeokuta, razed by fire last September as a result of power surge, to forestall loss of lives and property in the area.

Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Mr Tunji Odunlami, a town planner, explained that the step became necessary  based on the structural integrity test conducted to ascertain the condition of the building.

He said “As a responsible government, due diligence was done to determine whether the owner of the building can rebuild it. So we deployed material testing laboratory there and conducted a structural integrity test of the building to determine the structural state, but the result showed that the building was not safe for use.”

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