Sanwo-Olu requests a probe into the Ikoyi building collapse

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Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the governor of Lagos state, has urged for calm.
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Babajide Sanwo-Olu speaking publicly

Governor of Lagos state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has requested a thorough investigation into what led to the latest building collapse in Ikoyi.

Just recently, a building located in Gerard Road, Ikoyi, Lagos, collapsed around 3pm on Monday, the 1st of November, 2021. The building was formerly reported to be a 21-story structure. 

Shockingly, there were a bunch of people trapped under the rubble of the building exactly when it happened, leading to serious worries from residents.

However, the governor of the state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has called for calm over the incident via a release of statement of Monday.

Collapsed building in Ikoyi, Lagos [LASEMA]
Collapsed building in Ikoyi, Lagos [LASEMA]
In addition, Lagos state’s deputy governor, Obafemi Hamzat, went to the location with other government officials to survey the damage. To aid rescue attempts, Hamzat directed that the location be adequately cordoned off.  
According to the National Emergency Management Agency, at least four persons have been rescued alive from the rubble, but four have also been found dead (NEMA). Building collapses are widespread in Lagos, a tendency that has alarmed the government for some time.


Just last month, Governor Sanwo-Olu renamed the Certificate of Completion and Fitness for Habitation, which is given to building owners or developers who have met the conditions for construction.

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