Vice President Yemi Osinbajo Reacts to Collapsed Building in Ikoyi

Reacting to the tragedy, the Vice President wrote:

I am saddened by events that occurred in Lagos on Monday, 1st of November 2021, where a high-rise building under construction on Gerrard Road, Ikoyi, collapsed; a horrible tragedy.

I condole with the families and relatives of all those who have died, were injured or affected in this collapse.

He however failed to comment on report linking him to the collapse.

Meanwhile, Governor Sanwo-Olu has declared a three days of mourning over the incidence.

This was contained in a press statement by the Commissioner for Information, Gbenga Omotoso, on Thursday.

The statement read, “All flags are to be flown at half-mast in public and private buildings and official engagements cancelled during the mourning period.

“The Lagos State Government, once again, commiserates with all those who lost their loved ones in the unfortunate incident.

“Governor Sanwo-Olu has visited the site thrice to encourage the rescuers and console relations of those who are believed to have been trapped in the 21-storey building.

“He was today at the hospital to cheer up those injured before swearing in a six-man panel of Inquiry to find out why the building went down and recommend measures to prevent such incidents.”

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