Lagos State Government has approved the reopening of buildings belonging to Lekki Worldwide Estates Limited, owners of Lekki Gardens.
This is coming after all the buildings in Lekki Gardens had gone through Structural Stability and Integrity Test.
In a statement by the Lagos State Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Wasiu Anifowoshe, the buildings were re-opened and the tenants granted permission to return to their houses after results from the tests carried out were examined by a team of construction experts. The integrity test was carried conducted on all houses by the Lagos State Material Testing Laboratory and the results have been forwarded to the State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode.
The Commissioner said it is the prerogative of the Governor to make public the result of the various test conducted.
Last March, a five storey building a under construction at Lekki Gardens, Ikusenla Road, in Eti- Osa Local Government, collapsed claiming 34 lives.
The Lagos State Government thereafter, told the occupiers of all buildings erected by Messrs Lekki Worldwide Estate, the owners of Lekki Gardens, to vacate the properties in order for government to commence investigations.