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Collapse Building: Panel Call For Memoranda From Expert

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Members of the Tribunal of Inquiry set up by the Lagos State government to probe the cause of the collapsed 21-storey building on Gerrard Road, Ikoyi, have called for memoranda from the public.

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu set up the tribunal, headed by a Town Planner, Toyin Ayinde on November 4, to probe the cause of the collapsed structure.

Speaking with journalists at the Secretariat of the Tribunal at LASWA Building, Falomo, in Ikoyi on Monday, Mr. Ayinde who affirmed that sitting is already in progress, urged members of the public with credible information of direct bearing to the collapsed building incident to send such to lagosgerrardtribunal@gmail.com on or before, Wednesday, 24 November, 2021.

The terms of reference of the panel include to determine the cause(s) of the collapse of the 21-storey building under construction; whether there was full compliance with the Physical Planning, Building Materials Testing, Laws and Regulations in Lagos State by the developer or by any other person; or whether there was any supervisory, oversight or enforcement lapses on the part of any of the relevant regulatory authorities in the state among others.

The Tribunal began formal interviews with witnesses from Tuesday, 16th November, 2021 in order to identify the roles played in the activities that led to the collapse of the building.

It has also received the report from the consultants who conducted verticality tests on the remaining structures standing in the premises of the collapsed building while the results of the tests on the construction materials are still being awaited.

 

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