Lagos to Enforce Provision of Fire Fighting Devices in Buildings

The Lagos State Government is set to ensure the installation of fire fighting devices in buildings, in line with the Lagos State Urban and Regional Planning and Development Law, 2019 as amended.

This became expedient to forestall fire disaster in the state as the recent fire out break in Mandilas building, Broad Street, Lagos Island, was enough warning for everyone to embrace physical planning laws and endeavour to build right.

The Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Dr. Olayinka Olumide, disclosed this in Alausa on Wednesday.
He said, “It is good to note that the requirement for the provision of fire safety devices in buildings is as important as maintaining the right setbacks and airspaces. These requirements are there for our benefits by ensuring the safety and security of lives and property.”

He urged property owners and developers to adhere strictly to provisions of physical planning laws to avoid having their property sealed.

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