The Governor of Lagos state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has revealed that old buildings in Lagos Island would be pulled down during the regeneration of Lagos Island.
The Governor made this known on Wednesday during his visit to Balogun Market where fire razed buildings, housing, and several shops, with multi-million naira properties destroyed.
The governor said his administration would begin the Lagos Island regeneration plan next year and that families who owned properties must cooperate with the government.
Sanwo-Olu, who was saddened by the fire outbreak, said the lessons learnt was that people should stop storing generator and fossil fuels on penthouses and rooftops
He stated that full integrity tests would be carried out on buildings on the left and right sides of number 43, Martins Street that got burnt on Tuesday.
“Plans for the regeneration of Lagos Island are already perfected and that implementation will commence next year. Families that own properties on the Island must be prepared to support the government’s efforts on regeneration.
“Government will soon start a conversation on how to commence and proceed. Lagos Island is dominated by buildings of over a century. Those weakened by old age will be pulled down during the regeneration,” he said.