Saturday, 20 September 2014

Lagos Government Moves Against TB Joshua's Synagogue

According to a Punch report, the Lagos State Government has moved against the popular Synagogue Church of All Nations, Ikotun, whose building collapsed last week, under very strange circumstances.

It appears Lagos State government is not ready to look at the strange aircraft angle of the saga, their focus is the fact that the building was started as a two-storey building before more floors were added.

Consequently, the Lagos State Building Control Agency has, therefore, marked the main building of the church, asking for relevant documents to prove its structural integrity.

    The General Manager, Lagos State Building Control Agency, Mrs. Abimbola Animashaun-Odunayo, who confirmed that TB Joshua's main church building had been marked by the agency, said it had requested that

Synagogue church provide some documents, adding that a structural integrity test would be carried out on all the buildings in the church complex.

Mrs. Animashaun-Odunayo said, “X (the mark they put on TB Joshua's building) is for structural integrity test to be carried out on the building and the church is expected to provide all the documents for approval and the church has three months to do this.”

Asked if the building would be demolished in case the church failed to meet the requirements within the time frame, Animashaun-Odunayo declined to make further comments.

“Look, it is still under investigation; I can’t say more than that. I don’t even know who I am talking with on the phone,” she said.

The State Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Mr. Olutoyin Ayinde, who spoke with Punch on the matter, also described the “X” sign as a ‘stop work order.’

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