Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has directed that the General Manager of the Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA), Mr. Gbolahan Oki, an architect, be suspended from work indefinitely.
Sanwo-Olu gave the directive in a statement issued by the state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, on Tuesday.
He said the government is also setting up an independent panel to probe the collapse of the 21-storey building.
Omotoso said the members of the panel will be drawn from the Nigeria Institute of Architects (NIA), Nigerian Institute of Town Planners (NITP), Nigeria Society of Engineers (NSE) and other professional bodies.
“It will independently investigate the remote and immediate causes of the incident and make recommendations on how to prevent future occurrence. The investigation is not part of the internal probe already being conducted by the government.
“Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has said the government will surely find out what went wrong and punish those indicted.” the statement read.