Lagos Planning Commissioner, Salako Resigns As Death Toll At Collapsed Building Hits Five


More bodies were retrieved from the debris of the collapsed seven storey building in the, Lekki area of Lagos on Monday, bringing the death toll to five after the search and rescue team recovered three more bodies from the rubble of the crumbled building.

The seven-storey building on Oba Idowu Street in Oniru, Victoria Island area of Lagos, collapsed on Sunday with the initial death figure put at two while six people were said to be trapped under the rubble of the building.

The bodies of two male adults were recovered on Sunday while the remains of an elderly man, and two young men were found in the debris Monday morning.

The Lagos Territorial Office Coordinator, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Ibrahim Farinloye confirmed this minutes after the search and rescue mission continued operations on Monday.

Other emergency responders on ground include the police and Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA).

Meanwhile, the state Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Idris Salako resigned his appointment on the back of the Sunday building collapsed.

Lagos Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, announced this in a statement on Monday.

The statement read in part, “This is a prelude to the restructuring of the Ministry and its agencies.

“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.”

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