OSHA Orders the Sealing of 2 Buildings in Egbedore LG

The Osun State House of Assembly, OSHA, joint committee on Works and Transport and Lands, Urban and Physical Planning has ordered the sealing of buildings that contravene safety and professional standards in Egbedore Local Government Area of the state.

This is sequel to the collapse of two buildings under construction at Okinni and Dada Estate areas of Egbedore Local Government Area of Osun State.

The Chairman, House Committee on Land, Urban and Physical Planning, Mr Desmond Ojo while addressing the Directors of Town Planning in Local Governments and Director of Works said steps must be taken to ensure standardization of buildings in the state.

Mr. Ojo said town planners should be alive to their responsibility by ensuring house owners comply with building plan and layout in their area as approved by the Ministry of Land, Urban and Physical Planning.

Speaking on behalf of the Director of Town Planning in the local governments, Mr. Femi Odewunmi explained that the challenges being faced by town planners, especially, mobility, had affected them in carrying out their duty.

Mr. Odewunmi also called for political will to enforce the laws already in place guiding construction of buildings in the state.

Funmi Adekoya

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