The Lagos State Government has cautioned engineers and developers in the state against sharp practices that could lead to building collapse.
The new General Manager, Lagos State Materials Testing Laboratory (LSMTL), Olufunsho Elulade, warned that the agency would not leave any stone unturned to ensure that perpetrators are hit with full wrath of the law.
Elulade, who spoke at the LSMTL Conference Room, Ojodu, Lagos, yesterday, said: “As a civil engineer, I will put my professional experiences making sure this agency is taken to greater height.
“The primary function of this agency is to have zero-tolerance on building collapse. Our mandate is to carry out tests on buildings and civil engineering and construction materials so that we can confirm the stability, strength, as well as the structural of any edifice.
“We need to create a database for all producers and manufacturers of construction materials in Lagos. All block moulding factories must be captured. At every stage of any construction, we must carry out tests.”
“Things have changed. Lagos State has become heavily built, and for us to actually realise the importance of this agency, we need to tweak the law slightly.”