Ill Fated Ikoyi Building,Courtesy:AFP

Body Of Builder Of  Collapsed Ikoyi House Recovered From Rubble, As Governor Inaugurates 6 – Man Panel Of Inquiry

The body of the Managing Director, Fourscore Homes, the firm constructing the 21-storey building under construction which collapsed on Monday, Femi Osibona, has been recovered in the rubble of the collapsed Ikoyi building.

The National Emergency Management Agency confirmed this on Thursday evening after rescuers discovered the body.

The project dubbed: 360 Degrees Towers on 44 BCD Gerrard Road, Ikoyi, represents three fine pieces of high-rise and real estate, being built in the area.

Two of the projects are still standing tall while the third one collapsed on Monday.

Meanwhile, Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has inaugurated a six-man panel of Inquiry, on the unfortunate incident.

The inauguration which took place at the Lagos State Waterways Authority, LASWA, building, Ikoyi, is part of efforts to unravel the cause of the disaster.

The panel is expected to investigate the circumstances around the incident within 30 days.

The governor also signed an executive bill to give legal backing to the panel during their period of sitting.

Members of the panel include President of the Nigerian Institute of Town Planners, Toyin Ayinde, who is the Chairman of the panel; a foremost structural engineer, Akintilo Idris Adeleke; a partner with a leading architectural firm, Yinka Ogundairo; a foremost builder in the country, Godfrey O. Godfrey; a lawyer and property expert, Mrs Bunmi Ibrahim and and Ekundayo Onajobi, the secretary of the panel.

Sanwo-Olu described the building collapse as a “sad one” for Lagos, adding that the public deserves to know what went wrong.

Sanwo-Olu said he is counting on the expertise and professionalism of the tribunal members in unravelling the cause of the incident.

Mr Ayinde, the panel chair, assured the state executives of a thorough investigation of the incident without fear or favour, as the panel commences sitting on Friday.
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