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Ikoyi Building Collapse: Sanwo-Olu declares 3 days of mourning, flags to fly at half-mast

By: Damilare Taiwo
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It's saddening.

The Ikoyi Building Collapse is not something anyone anticipated and never an event that Mr Femi Osibona, CEO Fourscore Heights, developer of the collapsed 21-storey building, ever wished happened.

To honour the dead, the governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has declared three days of mourning over the incident that took place on Monday.

According to the governor, no fewer than 32 persons lost their lives in the incident said Mr Gbenga Omotosho, The State Commissioner for Information and Strategy in a statement on Thursday.

According to the statement "All flags are to be flown at half-mast in public and private buildings and official engagements cancelled during the mourning period."

The governor has visited the site three times after the incident to spur on the rescue team — Lagos Rescue Unit (LRU), Lagos State Fire Service and Lagos State Ambulance Services (LASAMBUS) — and also to console relations of those who are believed to have been trapped in the collapsed building.

Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu has also set up a six-man panel to investigate and find out why the building went down and promised that a report of the investigations will be made public in due course. He also recommends measures to prevent such incidents from happening in the future.


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