LAGOS GOVERNMENT TO INVESTIGATE BUILDING COLLAPSE
Written by Kayode Sanni on September 23, 2022
The Lagos State Government has directed the prompt investigation of the cause of the collapse of a building on Sonuga Street, Palm Avenue, in the Mushin area of Lagos State.
Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, OMOTAYO BAMGBOSE-MARTINS, made this known while speaking at the site of the collapse.
He said that the incident, which occurred midday on Friday was a partial collapse of a building that is over 40 years.
He said that while moves were on to determine the cause of the collapse, he has directed that the adjoining building be pulled down for safety reasons to avert danger.
The Commissioner said that the Lagos State Building Control Agency and the Lagos State Materials Testing Laboratory had been directed to swing into action to unravel the cause of the collapse while the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency had since commenced rescue operations.