Governor state of Osun, Mr. Gboyega Oyetola has directed that integrity test be carried out on houses suspected to be weak to prevent building collapse. Governor Oyetola gave the directive following last week’s collapse of buildings in Lagos and Ibadan.
The governor who stated in a release by the chief press secretary, Mr Adeniyi Adeshina noted that the integrity test will be carried out immediately because the state does not want the collapse of any building.
The release further states that all the relevant agencies and facilities in the state would be mobilized to ensure that what is necessary is done, adding that the ministries of works, environment, land and urban development would work together to take pre-emptive action against building collapse.
It enjoins members of the public to report to the authorities any observation they have on any building that is believed to be weak so that immediate action will be taken.
The release adds that the governor has also directed the ministry of the environment to ensure that drains are cleared, to prevent flooding as rainfall sets in.