Following the collapse of a school building in Ejigbo area in the early hours of Saturday, integrity tests will now be carried out on both public and private schools with buildings of three floors and above in Lagos State.
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu gave the directive to the Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development at a press briefing in the State House on Saturday
According to the Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Dr. Idris Salako, the move became necessary in order to ascertain the structural integrity of all school buildings above two floors with a view to preventing future re-occurrence of school building collapse in the State.
Salako assured that the Ministry would swing into action in earnest so as to actualise the State Government’s aim of saving lives and property, especially as schools resume after a long break due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
In his explanation, the Commissioner noted that his Ministry will work on modalities including guidelines and procedures to implement the integrity test directive of the Lagos State Governor on public and private schools buildings above two storeys.