The Lagos state government has commenced investigation into the circumstances that led to the collapse of a seven story building under construction in Banana Island, a high brow area of Lagos.
A statement by the state’s Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotosho, said the probe followed a directive by the State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
Part of the statement reads:”The Lagos State Government has launched a probe into the collapse of a seven-storey building under construction on Banana Island, Ikoyi, following a directive by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.”
Omotosho also said that the state government had been now sealed because it lacked the approval to commence Construction work.
“The building was hitherto sealed by the Lagos State Government for not having the approval to commence construction, but the developers continued to build, hiding under the security of their estate/gated community.”
“Mr Governor has directed that all developments on Banana Island be placed on hold, subject to a comprehensive audit by the officials of the Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA).” He said
“This is to determine how many buildings are being constructed without approval from the Lagos State Government.”