Ikoyi Collapse: Sanwo-Olu Declares Three-Day Mourning

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Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has declared three days of mourning over the Ikoyi building collapse, which occurred on Monday.

No fewer than 32 persons have died in the incident, according to the governor.

In a statement released by Commissioner Information and Strategy, Mr. Gbenga Omotoso, on Thursday, Sanwo-Olu, declared three days of mourning over the Ikoyi building collapse.

The statement read in part: “All flags are to be flown at half-mast in public and private buildings and official engagements canceled during the mourning period.

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“The Lagos State Government, once again, commiserates with all those who lost their loved ones in the unfortunate incident.

Governor Sanwo-Olu has visited the site thrice to encourage the rescuers and console relations of those who are believed to have been trapped in the 21-story building. He was today at the hospital to cheer up those injured before swearing in a six-man panel of Inquiry to find out why the building went down and recommend measures to prevent such incidents.”

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