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Over 1, 000 buildings are unfit for human habitation in Lagos Island- Expert

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National President, Building Collapse Prevention Guild (BCPG), Kunle Awobodu, says there are over one thousand buildings unfit for human habitation in Lagos Island.

Awobodu made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Lagos.

He told NAN that BCPG had brought such distressed buildings to the notice of the Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA) for demolition.

He spoke against the backdrop of a three-storey building located at Massey Street, Ita-Faaji, Lagos Island, that collapsed on Wednesday, killing some school pupils with many others injured.

NAN reports that no fewer than 45 pupils said to be on the last floor of the building were rescued from the rubble.

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According to him, the collapsed building was one of the many buildings that were unfit for human habitation in Lagos Island.

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