Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has declared three days of mourning over the Ikoyi building collapse.
This was contained in a press statement by the Commissioner for Information, Gbenga Omotoso, on Thursday.
The statement read, “All flags are to be flown at half-mast in public and private buildings and official engagements cancelled during the mourning period.
“The Lagos State Government, once again, commiserates with all those who lost their loved ones in the unfortunate incident.
“Governor Sanwo-Olu has visited the site thrice to encourage the rescuers and console relations of those who are believed to have been trapped in the 21-storey building.
“He was today at the hospital to cheer up those injured before swearing in a six-man panel of Inquiry to find out why the building went down and recommend measures to prevent such incidents.”
Recall, Governor Sanwo-Olu on Thursday inaugurated members of the investigation tribunal that will conduct an inquiry into the misconduct responsible for the collapse.
Intelligence had reported on Tuesday that the Governor had suspended the General Manager of the Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA), Gbolahan Oki.
As of the time of filing this report, more dead bodies have been recovered from the collapsed 21 storey building in Ikoyi, taking the death toll to 40.
Credit: Eons Intelligence
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