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Lagos state government in western region of Nigeria is about to prosecute developers and Fourscore Height for the collapsed ikoyi building. The six-man panel set up by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on the collapse of a 21-storey building on Gerrard Road, Ikoyi, has accepted the recommendations of the panel.
According to reports, the state government has accepted 26 out of the 28 point recommendations of the panel even as the government would be demolishing the other two structures within the promises as test showed that they were constructed with substandard materials.
The panel had recommended that, “The developer, having been negligent, should forfeit the project site to the Lagos State Government in accordance with Section 25(4) of the Revised LABSCA Regulation 2019. The Developer, Fourscore Heights Limited should be prosecuted in view of the loss of lives involved.”
Meanwhile, the government employees who signed documents relating to the approval of the building project are to appear before the Civil Service Personnel Management Board for disciplinary action.
The government had set up a four-man committee led by the Commissioner for Special Duties, Mr. Tayo Bamgbose-Martins, an engineer, as a first step to the implementation of the report submitted by the panel, which investigated the collapse of the structure. A number of professionals were accused of incompetence and abuse of office. The government accepted the recommendation to report them to their professional bodies. Those people included engineers, town planners and surveyors.
SOURCE: This day