Femi Osibona, the owner of the collapsed 21-storey building, under construction in Ikoyi was given approval to construct 15 floors, according to the Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA).
“He got approval for a 15-storey building and he exceeded his limit… He got approval for 15 floors but built 21,” said LASBCA General Manager, Gbolahan Oki.
On the progress made with the rescue operation, Mr Oki said, four people were rescued alive and three people died, adding that rescue efforts were still ongoing.
“We are still here and have four machines working as at this moment,” he added.
Criticising the quality of the material, Mr Oki said, “I am on ground here and the materials he used are so inferior and terrible. The materials he used, the reinforcement, are so terrible.”
What gave him the audacity to do this? ties with the governor Sanwo Olu that he so glowingly speaks of? time would tell!