The document sighted by SarahReports on Wednesday, which was issued by the Lagos State Physical Planning Permit Authority, in 2019, with ‘Registration Number, lv2019/Do/o33/67’ and ‘Development Permit Number DCBDo2442IV,’ granting the permission to Fourscore Height Limited, to build a residential apartment at Gerrard Road, Ikoyi West, has clearly revealed that, it was a 15 storey building permit that was approved by the Lagos State government, for work at the site, and not a 21 storey building.
Below is the document ‘development permit’ for a 15 storey erection, seen by our team:
Consequently, aggrieved Lagosians, and by extension Nigerians, have faulted the Lagos State Deputy Governor, Obafemi Hamzat earlier statement, made at the scene of the unfortunate event, that an approval of 21 storey building was granted to Fourscore Height Limited.
While the dead toll at the scene of the collapsed building has reached about 21, and still counting, as some other people are even at the moment, still trapped under the rubbles of the collapsed structure, Lagosians and Nigerians are expressing their utmost displeasure over the avoidable Monday, November 1 gory incident.
Again, SarahReports has earlier reported, how a member of the Body of Benchers, Kunle Uthman, Esq, in the letter dated 2nd November, 2021, addressed to His Excellency, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Governor of Lagos State, has called for the indictment of the persons involved in the approval of the Gerrard Road, Ikoyi 21 storey building project, that collapsed on Monday.
However, while work is still ongoing at the site of the occurrence, the Lagos State government has called for calm over the incident to avoid breakdown of law and order.