Lagos Physical Planning Commissioner Salako resigns over collapsed buildings


Lagos State Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Dr. Idris Salako has resigned his appointment following incessant collapse of buildings in the State.

The commissioner has been under serious tension as he sets record in terms of building collapse in the state.

Under him, a 21-storey building in Ikoyi collapsed last year, killing about 50 people, while several others also caved in.

The last was the 7-storey collapsed building on Sunday, killing two people.

Unconfirmed source also alleged that Salako was indicted by the committee set up by the Lagos State Government to look into the reason for the collapse of 21-storey building in Ikoyi last year.

However, Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, in a statement on Monday said Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has accepted the resignation of Dr. Idris Salako.

“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,” the statement read in part.

His resignation is coming hours after a seven-storey building under construction collapsed at Oba Idowu Oniru Street in the Victoria Island area of Lagos State.

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