Sequel to the collapse of a school building in Ejigbo in the early hours of Saturday, the Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu has directed the Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development to carry out integrity tests on both public and private schools with buildings of 3 floors and above.
The Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Dr. Idris Salako disclosed that the Governor gave this directive at a press briefing in the State House later on Saturday.
According to Press Statement by Mr. Mukaila Sanusi, Assistant Director, Public Affairs, Salako stated that the move became necessary in order to ascertain the structural integrity of all school buildings above 2 floors with a view to preventing future re-occurrence of school building collapse in the State.
The Commissioner assured that the Ministry would swing into action in earnest so as to actualise the State Government aim of saving lives and property, especially as schools resume after a long break due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
He explained further that the Ministry would soon come up with the guidelines and procedure for the integrity test on public and private schools whose buildings fall within the stated range.