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Governor Sanwo-Olu to implement panel’s report

Governor Sanwo-Olu to implement panel’s report

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Wednesday January 5, arrange a four-man committee led by the Commissioner for Special Duties, Mr Tayo Bamgbose-Martins, an engineer, as a primary step to the implementation of the report submitted by the Panel, which investigated the collapse of a 21-storey construction on Gerrard Road in Ikoyi.


Other members of the committee are Head of Service, Mr. Hakeem Muri-Okunola; Commissioner for Justice and Attorney-General, Mr. Moyosore Onigbanjo (SAN) and his Agriculture counterpart, Ms. Abisola Olusanya, who’s an architect.


The Governor constituted the committee after receiving the report of the Panel at Lagos House, Ikeja. It was submitted by the chairman of the panel, Mr. Toyin Ayinde, a city planner. The constructing collapsed on November 1, 2021.


The Governor mentioned the committee would convey ahead a report back to be thought-about by the Lagos State Executive Council.


He recommended members of the Toyin Ayinde-led panel for his or her dedication and fast response to the task given to them by the State Government.


Ayinde is the President of the National Institute of Town Planners. Other members of the panel are a structural engineer, Dr. Akintilo Idris; an architect, Yinka Ogundairo; a builder, Mr. Godfrey Godfrey; an actual property lawyer, Mrs. Bunmi Ibrahim and a lawyer, Ekundayo Onajobi, the secretary of the panel.


“Let me on behalf of the individuals and the federal government of Lagos State first acknowledge the very troublesome process that has been handed on to you and the commitments and the short response that each considered one of you gave to the task. We know that you simply all have been chosen from completely different skilled backgrounds however you had been certainly able to serve the individuals for this crucial task.


“Let me due to this fact commend and thanks for that train. I will probably be constituting a four-man committee virtually instantly that may learn by way of the report and I’m giving them the top of subsequent week to get again to the State Executive Council,” Governor Sanwo-Olu mentioned.


Speaking earlier, Ayinde expressed hope that the findings and proposals of the panel’s report could be carried out by the Government to convey an enduring answer to incidents of constructing collapse not solely in Lagos State however nationally.


Ayinde on behalf of the panel members appreciated the Governor for giving them the chance to serve Lagos State Government and the individuals of the State, noting that the panel spent roughly six weeks on the task and submitted the report in addition to digital recordings of all of the sections and movies of proceedings in a tough drive to the Lagos State Attorney-General.


The chairman mentioned the panel visited the challenge website for a basic evaluation, coordinated the actions of the consultants who performed assessments on the positioning, obtained and reviewed paperwork from related MDAs and performed 35 interviews. It interrogated 91 individuals, requested and obtained 21 memoranda and accessed the house of the late CEO of Fourscore Heights Limited, Mr. Olufemi Osibono, with a view to gathering helpful paperwork.


“The tribunal had the opportunity to access the home of the late CEO of Fourscore Heights Limited in the presence of members of his family, where some documents that were scanned helped in gaining further insights into the case, particularly the processes that led to the construction and eventual collapse,” he mentioned.


“The tribunal additionally hosted the illustration of the developer’s firm, comprising two authorized corporations. It is on file that of their first and second appearances, the attorneys expressed the truth that they had been exterior attorneys to the corporate and had little information concerning the case in hand.


“Having spent roughly six weeks on this task, we now want to make our submission to the Governor of Lagos State who constituted the tribunal. We want to notice nonetheless that constructing collapses is rooted within the collapse of values, morals and ethics, which we have to work on as a nation. We can not sow the wind and never count on to reap the whirlwind. Therefore, ethics and due diligence must be restored.”


Governor Sanwo-Olu had on Thursday, November 4, 2021, inaugurated the six-member panel of inquiry to analyze the reason for the collapse of the constructing.


The panel was inaugurated on the headquarters of the Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA) at Falomo, the place members of the panel had their sittings. Governor Sanwo-Olu additionally signed an govt invoice to provide authorized backing to the panel throughout its inauguration. 

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