Thanks to the joint efforts of the Lagos Rescue Unit (LRU), Lagos State Fire Service, and LASAMBUS, at least three casualties in the collapsed 21-story building on Gerald Road, Ikoyi were rescued alive while rescue operations continued.
Deputy Governor of Lagos State Dr. Kadri Obafemi Hamzat and other state officials, including Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development Dr. Idris Salako, Commissioner for Special Assignments, Bamgbos-Martins, Special Adviser for Urban Development, The Hon.
Gania Adel Ayuba, Special Adviser for GIS and Physical Planning, Dr. Olajide Babatunde, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development, and LASEMA General Director Dr. Femi Oke-Osanintolu immediately arrived on the scene to collect help for people … trapped in a collapsed building.
The investigation into the cause of the collapse was still ongoing, while the general managers of the Lagos State Building Supervision Authority and the Lagos State Physical Planning Authority were on site to assess the extent of the damage on site. surrounding structures, if any.
However, Deputy Governor Dr. Hazat noted that it is important to cordon off the scene to ease the efforts of professional rescuers and reduce the number of casualties.