By Yetunde Oladejo, Osogbo
Osun State Governor, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola has ordered that integrity test be carried out on houses suspected to be weak in all parts of the state to prevent building collapse.
The Supervisor for Works in the state, Mr Remi Omowaiye, said the Governor gave the directive at the weekend, following last week’s collapse of buildings in Lagos and Ibadan.
He said that the integrity test will be carried out immediately because the state does not want to experience any building collapse.
He said, “All the relevant agencies and facilities in the state would be mobilized to ensure that what is necessary is done.”
In the mean time, people of the state has been charged to report any building that is believed to be weak so that immediate action will be taken.
The Governor has also directed the Ministry of the Environment to ensure that drains are cleared, to prevent flooding as rainfall sets in.
Omowaiye said the Ministries of Works, Environment, Land and Urban development would work together to take preemptive action against building collapse in the state.
“We don’t want what happened last week in Lagos and Oyo States to happen here. That is why we are being proactive as directed by Mr Governor, Omowaiye added.