Tuesday, December 7

BREAKING: Sanwo-Olu suspends Lagos building agency boss

The General Manager of the Lagos State Building Control Agency, Mr. Gbolahan Oki, has been suspended after the collapse of the Ikoyi 21-storey building on Monday.

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu who ordered the suspension on Tuesday said the government will find out what went wrong and punish those indicted in the Ikoyi building collapse.

The Governor slammed the indefinite suspension on the General Manager of the Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA), Mr. Gbolahan Oki, who is an architect.

This was disclosed in a press statement by the Lagos State Commissioner for Information, Gbenga Omotoso. 

The statement partly read, “The Lagos State Government is setting up an independent panel to probe the collapse of the 21-storey building on Gerrard Road, Ikoyi.

“Members of the panel will be drawn from the Nigeria Institute of Architects (NIA), Nigerian Institute of Town Planners Nigeria Society of Engineers, and other professional bodies.

“It will independently investigate the remote and immediate causes of the incident and make recommendations on how to prevent future occurrence. The investigation is not part of the internal probe already being conducted by the government.

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“Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has said the government will surely find out what went wrong and punish those indicted.

“The Governor, as a first step, has directed that the General Manager of the Lagos State Building Control Agency, Mr. Gbolahan Oki, an architect, be suspended from work immediately. The suspension is indefinite.”

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