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Aftermath of building collapse: Lagos Physical Planning Commissioner quits

Although the commissioner did not give reasons for his resignation, it is believed that it might not be unconnected with incessant cases of building collapse in the state, the latest being a seven-storey building in Oniru area of Lekki on the Lagos island which claimed four lives.

Lagos State Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Dr Idris Salako, has resigned his appointment with immediate effect.

Although the commissioner did not give reasons for his resignation, it is believed that it might not be unconnected with incessant cases of building collapse in the state, the latest being a seven-storey building in Oniru area of Lekki on the Lagos island which claimed four lives.

Meanwhile, Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has accepted the resignation of Salako.

The Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, said in a statement on Monday: “This is a prelude to the restructuring of the Ministry and its agencies.

“Governor Sanwo-Olu thanks the Commissioner for his services to the State and wishes him success in his future endeavours.

“The governor warns all players in the sector to respect the law or face the consequences of any indiscretion, no matter who the perpetrators are.”

 

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