Lagos to probe Banana Island building collapse, stops construction projects

The Lagos State Government has launched a probe into the collapse of a seven-storey building under construction on Banana Island, Ikoyi.

The state government said its officials are assessing the high-rise building, which had been under construction for months.

According to a communique by the LASG spokesman, Gbenga Omotoso, a roll call has also been done by the site supervisors, with everyone accounted for.

Omotoso f added that the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) has continued with the excavation of the site, using the architectural designs. The site has been divided into quadrants for a painstaking search and rescue operation.

He further disclosed that at present, quadrants 2 and 3 have been levelled to ground zero, with the search operation completed. Quadrants 1 and 4 are ongoing.

He added that the Physical Planning and Urban Development Commissioner Bamgbose-Martins, an engineer and Special Duties Special Adviser Mobolaji Ogunlende are co-ordinating the operations. LASEMA Permanent Secretary Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu is leading the search-and-rescue efforts.

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