Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA) has revealed that the collapsed 21-floors building under construction, skipped building standards as the owner was given approval to construct only 15 floors.

This was revealed by General Manager, Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA), Mr Gbolahan Oki, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday.

He also stated that the owner of the property has been arrested and would face the law, adding that as at Monday evening four people were rescued alive and three people were confirmed dead.

What the GM of LASBCA is saying

Mr Oki said, “He got an approval for a 15-storey building and he exceeded his limit. I am on ground here and the materials he used are so inferior and terrible.

“The materials he used, the reinforcement, are so terrible. He got approval for 15 floors but built 21.

“I think he has been locked down. He has been arrested before now.”

He added that rescue operations are still ongoing as four people have been rescued, while three others have died.

 “We are still here and have four machines working as at this moment,” he added.

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Nairametrics reported earlier that a 21- storey building, still under construction collapsed in the Ikoyi area of Lagos State.

The unfortunate incident happened on Monday, November 1, 2021, on Gerrard Road, Ikoyi. The spokesperson for the LASEMA, Nosa Okunbo, who confirmed the collapse, said a high rise building collapsed by Musliu Junction, Ikoyi, pointing out that LASEMA is on top of the situation.