The Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Wednesday, received the report of the panel investigating the collapse of a 21-storey building in the Ikoyi area of the state.
The PUNCH reported that the building which was located on Gerrard Road in Ikoyi collapsed on November 1, 2021.
The skyscraper, owned by Fourscore Heights Limited, trapped over 50 persons, including the firm’s Managing Director, Femi Osibona; his friend, a United States of America-based Nigerian businessman, Wale Bob-Oseni; his personal assistant, Oyinye Enekwe, and clients.
About 44 persons were said to have died as a result of the incident while nine survivors were rescued from the rubble of the collapsed building.
Days after the incident, while rescue operations were still ongoing, Governor Sanwo-Olu declared that he had set up a panel to investigate the collapse.
The panel’s report was submitted to the Governor by the Chairman, Mr Toyin Ayinde, at Lagos House, Ikeja.
Those present during the presentation included the Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Obafemi Hamzat; Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Moyosore Onigbanjo (SAN) and other members of the panel.
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