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Ikoyi building collapse: Sanwo-Olu, Lagos CP monitor midnight rescue operation

In the early hours of Wednesday, Lagos Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu was monitoring the ongoing search and rescue (SAR) at the Ikoyi building collapse scene.

Hakeem Odumosu, the Commissioner of Police, and other state authorities were among those accompanying him.

Sanwo-Olu Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, Director-General of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, provided updates (LASEMA).

The governor praised all responders for their work thus far and offered ideas for what may be done as the operation enters its third day.

New media aide, Jubril Gawat said his principal and Odumosu left the scene at about1:55 a.m.

Official figures stand at 14 casualties and 9 injured persons receiving medical care at a hospital.

The 21-storey building under construction at No. 20 Gerrard Road, subsided at about 2:45 p.m. on Monday.

On Tuesday, Sanwo-Olu suspended Gbolahan Oki, General Manager, Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA).

The government announced that a panel of experts to investigate the tragedy would be constituted soon.

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