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Ikoyi building collapse: Gov Sanwo-Olu suspends LASBCA boss

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Ikoyi building collapse – The Governor of Lagos state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has ordered the suspension of Gbolahan Oki, the General Manager of the Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA).

Sanwo-Olu has also said there would be an investigation into the collapse of the 21-storey building that came down in Ikoyi, Lagos State on Monday.

The Governor, as a first step, has directed Oki, an architect, be suspended from work immediately. The suspension is indefinite.

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

Part of the statement 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.

“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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