Officials of the Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA) are currently demolishing dilapidated houses on Lagos Island.
One of the houses, a three-story building located at 60, Freeman Street, Lagos Island has already been evacuated and is undergoing demolition by the officials.
The officials told a Newsbreak correspondent that occupants of the house had been served eviction notices three separate times.
A four-storey building, which collapsed at Ita Faji, had claimed up to 10 lives with many pupils of a school in the building severely injured.
Also, a two-storey building on 47, Smith Street has been evacuated and is being demolished.
Tayo Fakolujo, Secretary of the agency representing the General Manager of LASBCA, told Newsbreak that the houses are over 35 years old. He lamented that despite countless eviction orders, residents refused to move out.
He said the demolition of the marked houses had been slow due to different court cases instituted against them by the owners of the houses. He revealed that the building on Smith Street had been marked since 2014.
He said 80 houses had been marked for demolition, explaining that they would be done in phases.
Fakolujo stated that houses are being demolished manually because of the crowded area.