Lagos state Government declares three day of mourning over collapsed Ikoyi Building.

Written by on November 5, 2021

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has declared three days of mourning over the collapsed Ikoyi building, which occurred on Monday.

Sanwo-Olu, in a statement issued by the state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Gbenga Omotoso, said that all flags were to be flown at half-mast in public and private buildings and official engagements cancelled during the mourning period.

The governor said that the mourning would begin on Friday and end on Sunday.

In a show of solidarity, the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has sympathised with victims of the Ikoyi building collapse, describing it as a challenge that needs to be overcome,

The Lagos state Governor had visited the site thrice to encourage the rescuers and console relations of those believed to have been trapped under debris of the 21-storey building.

He was also at the hospital to cheer up those injured, before swearing in a six-member panel of inquiry to find out why the building went down and recommend measures to prevent such incidents.

Seun Fakorede



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