Lagos State Government had ordered the demolish of the five-storey building razed by fire at Balogun Market in Lagos Island on Tuesday.
Mr Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu gave the directive during his visit to the incident scene on Wednesday. According to reports, the demolition began after firefighters completely put out the fire on Wednesday morning. Read also: Nigerians Charge Sanwo-Olu To Work As He Drops Your Excellency Title
Structures beside the building will also undergo integrity test to determine their fitness and to ascertain if they will be demolished as well. To allow smooth demolition, the Government also ordered that the makeshift shops close to the affected building should be sealed until the demolition activities are completed.