Lagos Clamps Down On Illegal Masts
The General Manager of the Lagos State Infrastructure Maintenance and Regulatory Agency LASIMRA, Mr. Babajide Odekunle has constituted a Zero-Tolerance Task Force to comb the length and breadth of Lagos Island and identify all illegal and non-compliant rooftop masts or those that could compromise the structural integrity of buildings on which they are installed.
Odekunle explained that “the move was a fall out from the collapsed building with an illegal and unapproved roof-top Mast on Massey Street, Lagos Island last week” saying the exercise became highly necessary to protect lives and property of Lagosians.
He affirmed that any non-compliant rooftop Mast and those erected on perceived defective buildings with suspicious structural integrity will be de-rigged, adding that the appropriate Government Agency will take further action on identified defective buildings.
The General Manager reiterated the commitment of the present administration to ensuring the safety of lives and property of all residents of the State.
It has been observed that landlords have compromised in renting or leasing out part of the properties to Telecommunication companies to build mast without necessary approval from the state Government.
“This has contributed more to building collapse in the state where hundreds of residents lost their lives.