The Lagos State House of Assembly has called on Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to compensate the families of the victims that died in the 21-storey building that collapsed at Gerard Road, Ikoyi on Monday, November 1, 2021.
The House, in a motion, also called on the Governor to direct the relevant agencies of government to ensure that all requirements for buildings as stipulated in extant laws of the State are strictly adhered to.
The Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. (Dr) Mudashiru Obasa, who presided over the sitting, said that it was an unfortunate development given the loss of lives that occurred following the incident.
“We should exercise patience before passing comments concerning the incident until the findings of the committees looking into it unravels the cause,” he said adding that it was obvious that the agencies saddled with the responsibility of monitoring buildings and their construction have not done much.
He urged his colleagues to sympathise with the families of those that lost their lives.
“The government should compensate their families. If the agencies had done the needful we would not have this sad occurrence,” he said.
The prime mover of the motion, Hon. Nureni Akinsanya (Mushin 1) earlier expressed worry over the collapse of the building in the state.
In the motion he moved on the floor, Akinsanya said: “The House expressed worry over the wide speculation that the building was raised to 21 floors contrary to the 15 floors approved by the Lagos State Physical planning permit authority (LASPPPA) for the owner.”