Lagos Building Collapse: Lagos Commissioner Resigns

Mr Idris Salako, Lagos State Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development

The Lagos State Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Mr Idris Salako, has resigned his appointment over series of building collapse in the state

In view of the development, the State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Gbenga Omotoso, said that the Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu has also accepted his resignation.

Omotoso in a statement said, “The Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, has accepted the resignation of the Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Dr. Idris Salako.

“This is a prelude to the restructuring of the Ministry and its agencies. Governor Sanwo-Olu thanks the Commissioner for his services to the State and wishes him success in his future endeavours. The Governor warns all players in the sector to respect the law or face the consequences of any indiscretion, no matter who the perpetrators are.”

Governor of Lagos State Mr Babajide sanwo-Olu

It would be recalled that a seven-storey building had collapsed on Sunday in Lekki, leaving two people dead while many remained trapped. The medium had earlier reported that six people were believed to be trapped in the collapsed building. Director-General of LASEMA, Dr. Olufemi Damilola Oke–Osanyintolu, provided the update in a statement.

It read: “Situation report on the collapsed building at Oba Idowu Oniru Street beside Ave Maria Hospital. The agency responded to a distress call at the above-mentioned location and activated its response plan. Upon arrival at the scene, an uncompleted seven-storey building undergoing construction was found to have collapsed.

“Six people are reported to be trapped under the rubble of the collapsed structure. Two bodies have been located and recovered thus far. Operation ongoing.” It was not immediately clear the cause of the collapse, but emergency workers and security operatives moved to the site to possibly rescue the trapped victims. Oke-Osanyintolu and Lagos Territorial Coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Ibrahim Farinloye, assured that search and rescue operations were underway.

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