The collapsed building
Following the collapse of the 21 storey building at 44 Gerrard Road, Ikoyi, Lagos, the six-man Tribunal of Inquiry appointed by the Lagos State government to investigate the collapse has explained that the reason it had not made its activities known to the public is due to professionalism.
The chairman of the panel, Toyin Ayinde, stated this during a media conference in Lagos on the update and activities of the panel so far since inauguration.
He called on the public, professional bodies and construction industry stakeholders, as well as individuals to submit memoranda which have direct bearing on the incident as well as their recommendations to prevent future occurrence.
It would be recalled that on November 1, 2021, the 21-storey building collapsed killing about 45 people including the developer, Femi Osibona, and 15 injured.
This development prompted Lagos State Governor, Bababjide Sanwo-Olu to inaugurate a six man panel on Thursday, November 4, 2021, to probe the incident with a view to preventing future occurrence.