Ikoyi Building Collapse: Lagos Assembly seeks Compensation for Victims’ Families

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The Lagos House of Assembly has requested that Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu should compensate families of the victims of the collapsed 21-storey building in Ikoyi.

It also urged the governor to direct relevant agencies to ensure that all requirements for buildings, as stipulated in the extant laws of the state, were strictly adhered to.

It was gathered that the assembly arrived at the resolution sequel to a motion by Nurein Akinsanya (Mushin I) who expressed worries over the incessant collapse of buildings in the state.

Speaker Mudashiru Obasa lamented that it was an unfortunate development, given the loss of lives and the attendant economic woes.

“We should exercise patience before passing comment. We should wait until the committee looking into it unravels the cause.

“The agencies saddled with the responsibility have not done well. We ought to act as a house to oversight the situation.

“The status of the investors should be checked, and we should commiserate with the families of those who lost their lives.”

According to NAN, the assembly has mandated the House Committee on Physical Planning and Urban Development to invite the Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development and other agencies saddled with the responsibilities of issuing approval and monitoring construction and project development.