Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos state has suspended the general manager of the Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA), Gbolahan Oki, an architect following the collapse of the Ikoyi 21-storey building.
This was announced by the Lagos state commissioner for information, Gbenga Omotosho on Tuesday.
The state government also set up investigation committee to look into the remote and immediate causes of the collapse to avoid future occurrence.
The death toll from the collapse of the 21-storey building at 20, Gerrard Road, Ikoyi has hit 14 with nine persons are wounded.
The committee set up is made up of independent members to probe the disaster.
According to Daily Post, members will be drawn from the Nigeria Institute of Architects (NIA), Nigerian Institute of Town Planners (NITP), Nigeria Society of Engineers (NSE) and other professional bodies.
“The investigation is not part of the internal probe already being conducted by the government”, Information Commissioner, Gbenga Omotoso announced in a statement.
Sanwo-Olu vowed that the government will find out what went wrong and punish those indicted.
“Nine persons – all men – have been pulled out of the rubble alive. They have been taken to the hospital. Unfortunately, 14 others were brought out dead – as at 2pm.
“More equipment and personnel have been deployed in the site to save more lives. A help desk has been set up”, Omtoso added