24 Hours After Lekki Building Collapse, Lagos Commissioner Resigns


...Sanwo-Olu Accepts Resignation, Warns Developers To Adhere To Building Laws 

24 hours after a seven-storey building collapsed close to the Sand Field Bus Stop in the Lekki area of Lagos State, the state's Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Dr. Idris Salako has resigned. 

Already, the State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu has accepted Salako's resignation, saying it is a prelude to the restructuring of the Ministry and its agencies.

In a statement by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Gbenga Omotoso, the State Government warned developers to strictly adhere to building laws in the state.

"Governor Sanwo-Olu thanks the Commissioner for his services to the State and wishes him success in his future endeavours.

"The Governor warns all players in the sector to respect the law or face the consequences of any indiscretion, no matter who the perpetrators are," Omotoso said. 

The collapsed building was under construction when it caved in, killing people in the process. 

The state government had ordered the arrest of the developer and other professionals working on the building.

They were said to be liable for their disregard for the planning laws of the state, having embarked on construction without a laid planning permit and ignoring official warnings against continuing the building works.


Chris Kehinde Nwandu is the Editor In Chief of CKNNEWS || He is a Law graduate and an Alumnus of Lagos State University, Lead City University Ibadan and Nigerian Institute Of Journalism || With over 2 decades practice in Journalism, PR and Advertising, he is a member of several Professional bodies within and outside Nigeria || Member: Institute Of Chartered Arbitrators ( UK ) || Member : Institute of Chartered Mediators And Conciliation || Member : Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations || Member : Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria || Fellow : Institute of Personality Development And Customer Relationship Management || Member and Chairman Board Of Trustees: Guild Of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria

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