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Building Collapse: Lagos Physical Planning & Urban Dev Commissioner resigns

Less than 24 hours after so many persons lost their lives following the building collapse at Palace Estate, Oba Idowu Oniru Street, the Lagos State Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Idris Salako, has resigned his appointment.


This was disclosed by Gbenga Omotosho, the Lagos state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, via a Twitter post on Monday.The two events are believed to be connected.


Mr Omotosho said the resignation is a “prelude to the restructuring of the Ministry and its agencies.”


“Governor @jidesanwoolu 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.


On Sunday, he said that despite official orders to halt construction at the site, the developer refused to yield.


He said the developer has been hostile to officials.


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