The Lagos State Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development says no approval was given for the construction of the seven-storey building that collapsed in Banana Island on Wednesday evening, April 12, MEZIESBLOG reports.
The construction workers were said to be on the sixth floor of the building attempting to lay the seventh floor when the building caved in, trapping so many of the workers. Fortunately, no life was lost in the incident.
In a statement released by its Deputy Director, Public Affairs, Mukaila Sanusi, the Lagos state Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development said an investigation has commenced into the incident. The statement read;
LASG INVESTIGATING COLLAPSED BUILDING IN BANANA ISLAND
An unapproved 7-floor building under construction has collapsed in Banana Island, Lagos State, this evening.
Few who sustained injuries are being treated. There is no fatality. This unfortunate incident happened while casting was being done.
The Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Engr. Tayo Bamgbose-Martins was immediately on site to assess the situation and flag- off the investigation.
We ask members of the public to remain calm and expect further information from the ministry as we know more.
Deputy Director, Public Affairs”