Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode yesterday approved the immediate dismissal of the General Manager of the state building control agency (LASBCA), Engr. Adeigbe Olushola, over the collapse of a five-storey building under construction at Ikate Elegushi in the Lekki area of the state last week which killed 35 people.
Also affected by the governor’s directive are the agency’s Head of Inspection and Quality Control, Adeoye Thomas Adeyemi and the Zonal District Officer, Dosunmu Gbadebo, while the Zonal Head of Eti-Osa West of the Agency, Mrs. Akinde Adenike Sherifat was compulsorily retired.
Governor Ambode in a statement signed by the State Head of Service (HOS), Mrs. Olabowale Ademola, said the affected officers had been indicted for negligence.
The HOS said the disciplinary measure was the outcome of recommendations of the Personnel Management Board to the governor.
She warned public officials, private building owners or contractors who violate or subvert building regulations that it would no longer be business as usual, saying the dismissal of the officers would serve as deterrent.