There is no directive to demolish skyscrapers near the collapse of the Ikoyi – Lagos Govt building

There is no directive to demolish skyscrapers near the collapse of the Ikoyi - Lagos Govt building

The Lagos state government said no directions were given for the demolition of the two skyscrapers located on the site of the collapsed 21-story building in the Ikoyi area of ​​the state.

In a statement on its official Facebook page, the state said the integrity test has yet to be conducted on the two buildings still standing.

The PUNCH reported that one of the buildings on the site located on Gerrard Road collapsed on November 1, trapping artisans and others.

Nine survivors were rescued as the death toll rose to 45, as revealed in a statement released by the Lagos state government through the Information and Strategy Commissioner, Gbenga Omotoso.

The statement read: “Contrary to speculation, no directives have been given for the demolition of the two skyscrapers located on the site of the collapsed 21-story building in Ikoyi, Lagos. The commission of inquiry set up to establish problems related to the building collapse has continued to sit down and an integrity test has yet to be conducted on the buildings. It is therefore wrong to claim or hypothesize that buildings will be demolished.

“The operation on the site of the collapsed building continues. The vehicular movement around the site was regular, following the reopening of the road.

“Two more bodies were recovered from the site today. The recovery of the two bodies brought the number of bodies recovered from the site to 45.

“The identification of the bodies of the victims of the accident continued in IDH, Yaba, Lagos Mainland. Thirty-two families have come forward to submit DNA samples to identify the bodies they wish to claim. In cases where the identification is clear and there are no arguments, the bodies will be handed over to the families.

“A committee to supervise the identification and release of the bodies has started work. It includes senior officials from the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Justice ”.

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