Monday, 29 September 2014

We Were Never Served Contravention Notice ––Synagogue


The Synagogue Church of All Nations has refuted newspaper reports that it ignored contravention notice served on it by the Lagos State Building Control Agency ( LSBCA) over the collapse of one of the church’ s guest houses.

According to the church, while reacting to the newspaper publication of Friday, September 26, it neither received a contravention notice nor was the building in question ever sealed off before the unfortunate incident. It added that at no time was any stop work notice or directive served on the church or pasted on the building prior to the September 12 incident.

The church said the only communication with LSBCA occurred days after the incident. “The letters that were written to the church were written after the collapse in the following order:

“A letter dated september 16, 2014 with Ref No. LASBCA/AL/PCA/DH/01 requesting for the submission of a development permit and approval of structures within the church complex, four days after the building collapsed.

“- a contravention notice dated September 17, 2014 Ref No. AL/LASBCA/DH/PCA/CN 06 alleging certain contraventions, five days after the building collapsed. - another letter dated September 17, 2014 with Ref No. AL/LASBCA/DH/PCA/CN 06 requesting for non-destructive tests for structural stability, five days after the building collapsed.”

The church noted that no sealing or quit notice was ever served as the building never called for such:
“In the above circumstances, we would like to believe that LSBCA had been quoted out of context with the motive of destroying the ongoing investigation into the case as well as casting doubt on the position of the church that the collapse was due to an attack”.

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