Collapsed Building Ikoyi Lagos: Sanwo-Olu suspends LASBCA GM, Gbolahan Oki

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50 People Trapped As 21-Storey Building Collapses In Lagos

Gbolahan Oki, the General Manager of the Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA), has been suspended by Lagos Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

The Governor promised to investigate what went wrong and punish those charged in the collapse of a 21-story building in Ikoyi.

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The State will appoint an impartial panel to investigate the collapse of the building on Gerrard Road in Ikoyi, according to a statement by Commissioner for Information and Strategy Gbenga Omotoso.

 

The panel will be made up of members from the Nigerian Institute of Architects (NIA), the Nigerian Institute of Town Planners (NITP), the Nigeria Society of Engineers (NSE), and other professional organisations.

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“It will conduct an independent investigation into the incident’s remote and immediate causes and make recommendations on how to prevent similar incidents in the future.” “This investigation is separate from the ’s ongoing internal investigation,” he stated.

More equipment and employees have been deployed to the scene, he said, in order to save more lives.

“Nine people – all men – have been pulled alive from the rubble,” he said. They were rushed to the hospital. Unfortunately, as of 2 p.m., 14 more people have been hauled out dead.

 

Mr. Sanwo-Olu expresses his gratitude to the first responders and those who assisted in the rescue attempts, including Julius Berger, the Chinese Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC), and the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).

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“A help desk will be set up at the scene for people looking for information on relatives who may have been involved in the incident.”

“The media is hereby notified that the government will release information as needed to avoid sensational reporting of the unfortunate incident,” the statement reads.

He stated that the government will conduct additional foundation and borehole acidity level tests to determine the impact on the collapsed structure.

These tests are critical for the entire Gerrard Road and surrounding regions, notably the borehole acidic level.

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