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NEWS UPDATE: Involve only professionals in building construction to avoid another Ikoyi tragedy – Senator Ahmed Lawan

NEWS UPDATE: Involve only professionals in building construction to avoid another Ikoyi tragedy – Senator Ahmed Lawan

The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan on Tuesday charged various stakeholders and professional person bodies in the interpretation industry to ensure that only qualified professionals are involved in the building of structures across the country.

Lawan’s charge followed finally week’s collapse of a 21-storey building along Gerard Route in Ikoyi area of Lagos Province,

In his remarks on a dot of tell raised by Senator Oluremi Tinubu (APC Lagos Central) on the tragedy where many lives were lost, he sought to a greater extent participation of Nigerian professionals in the plan and execution of projects to ensure prudence, efficiency and effectiveness in the deployment of resources.

The Senate President also commiserated with the victims and described the incident as one collapse too many, not only in Lagos but in other parts of the country.

Senator Tinubu patch drawing the attending of her colleagues to the catastrophe, lamented that it has claimed in relation to 44 lives so far, adding that in relation to 16 people have been rescued alive patch the rescue efforts are still ongoing.

The Senate has observed a min quiet in honour of victims of the ill-fated 21-storey building collapse.

Many people are reportedly still trapped in the rubble of the building which crumbled to the ground around 2pm on the fateful daytime when workers were on site.

Lagos Province Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu had since ordered an investigation into the incident, adding that a written report of the probe would be made public.

He has also directed the indefinite suspension of the Full general Manager of Lagos Province Building Command Agency, Gbolahan Oki from business office due to the ugly incident.





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