Ikoyi Building Collapse: Sanwo-Olu to Pay Medical Bills of Rescued Victims

Ikoyi Building Collapse: Sanwo-Olu to Pay Medical Bills of Rescued Victims

  • Lagos state government has taken up the responsibility of sorting the medical bills of victims rescued from collapsed building in Ikoyi
  • This disclosure was made by the Deputy Governor of Lagos state, Obafemi Hamzat when he visited the scene of the incident on Tuesday
  • The state government also assured the rescue of those who are still trapped in the building, while hoping it efforts would yield positive result

Lagos, Nigeria- The Lagos state government has promised to sort out the medical bills of the victims rescued from the building which collapsed in the Ikoyi area of the state on Monday, November 1.

The Punch reports that the government maintained that its major focus is to ensure that the rescue operation yields positive result, while noting that it would also ensure the safe rescue of those still trapped inside the building.

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Deputy Governor of the state, Dr Obafemi Hamzat, in a statement, gave the promise when he paid a visit to some of the rescued victims who are on admission at the General Hospital, Lagos on Tuesday, November 2.

Ikoyi: Lagos state govt to foot medical bills of rescued victims
Lagos state government has promised to sort the bills of victims rescued from Ikoyi building. Photo credit: Lagos State Government, LASEMA
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While giving details of the number of casualties, Hamzat disclosed that nine people, all male, have so far been rescued from the debris of the building, adding that three of the rescued victims were treated and discharged on the spot, The Nigerian Tribune also reported.

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The statement read:

“The Deputy Governor, who was accompanied to the site by top government officials, said the focus of government, for now, is to ensure that the ongoing rescue operations yield positive results such that those still trapped in the rubble are brought out alive.”

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Hamzat was quoted as saying:

“Nine people have been rescued alive and taken to the hospital while 10 dead bodies have been recovered. Out of the nine survivors, three have been discharged from the hospital while six are in stable condition and are doing well. The focus of the operation right now is to rescue those that are trapped.”

Ikoyi: Owner of 21-storey building got approval to construct only 15 floors, Lagos Govt

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that the Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA) has revealed that the owner of the collapsed 21-storey building under construction in Ikoyi was given approval to construct only 15 floors but built 21.

Gbolahan Oki, LASBCA general manager made the disclosure on Monday, November 1, hours after the tragic incident, adding that the property owner exceeded his limit.

According to Oki, the property under construction, skipped building standards, saying materials used were so inferior and terrible.

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Ikoyi Collapse: Structure consultant complained about construction error 21 months ago, withdrew service

In an earlier report by Legit.ng, a piece of new information on why the 21 storey building along Gerrard/Bourdillon road, Ikoyi collapsed on Monday has emerged.

In a leaked letter the managing director of Prowess Engineering Limited, Murtala Olawale, who was the formal structural consultant of the building, clearly informed the owner of the building Femi Osibona through his company, Fourscore Heights Limited of structural defect.

Olawale went on to say in the letter, headed 'Re-Proposed Gerrard Terraces for Fourscore Limited,' that his business will be withdrawing its services because the two companies no longer have the same vision regarding the construction.

Source: Legit.ng

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