Some illegal structures attached to a 10-storey building where fire broke out on Sunday have been pulled down by the Lagos State Government.

As a results, the traders with shops and office space on the first floor of Mandilas building on Broad Street would by now be thinking of where to start from.

Mandilas Fire Outbreak Affects 450 Shops
Mandilas Fire Outbreak Affects 450 Shops

In fact, the situation around that Mandilas building is enough for you to shout a big amen when someone prays for you, casting far all forms of misfortune.

Imagine finding out on a Monday morning that your business no longer exists due to a fire outbreak.


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Or you come to find that the place where you work has been razed down by fire the previous day.


The Iyaloja of the Atunwase International Market Mandilas General, Alhaja Adeniji Rashidat listed the affected areas to include.

Over 450 shops, 30 offices, 2 hotels, and 5 restaurants.

According to her, the lives and livelihoods of about 6,700 traders have been affected by this incident.

The Lagos Area Coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Ibrahim Farinloye, made this known.


Farinloye said, all illegal structures attached to the 50-year-old Mandilas Building, have been pulled down by Lagos State.

He confirmed that the fire had been put out. But he was quick to add that the fire left an extensive damage on the building.


Also, surrounding stalls at Atunwase International Market were affected.

Insure Your Goods

In the wake of this sad incident, the need to get insurance cover for your business or goods has been made bare to all.

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You can imagine how relieved some of those affected traders in the building will feel when they realise that the properties and goods they just lost were insured.

Nobody plans for accidents but when accidents happen, and you have an insurance cover, your worries are reduced.


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