The North West Governors Forum, led by Aminu Bello Masari, the governor of Kastina State, and his Kano counterpart, Dr Abdullahi Ganduje, expressed their condolences to the people of Lagos and the families of those who died in the tragic incident.
They praised Sanwo-Olu for establishing a Tribunal of Inquiry to investigate the collapsed building’s causes.
“We are here representing governors of the North-West to physically come to condole with Governor Sanwo-Olu, families of the deceased, and the entire Lagos community on the unfortunate incident that has happened,” Masari said during the visit to the collapsed building.
He stated that high-rise buildings could not be avoided in Lagos State and urged all stakeholders to guarantee that such structures would not endanger people’s lives or property.
Sanwo-Olu was also praised by Ganduje for acting quickly to show concern during the fall of the structure.
He said, “Lagos is a mega city. Comparing it to other megacities in the world and considering the circumstances of Lagos due to lack of adequate land for development, increase in population and high density, the issue of building high rise is absolutely necessary and cannot be avoided but it is unfortunate that we have found ourselves in what happened.”
Responding, Sanwo-Olu appreciated the governors for commiserating with the government and people of Lagos State over the Ikoyi collapsed building.
“We have had various degrees of tribulations and very difficult moments for us as a state and there have been lessons learnt.
“We are all aware of the investigation into the collapsed building. It gladdens me to know that while Lagos is grieving, we are not alone.
“That is why I am excited and happy that some of my senior colleagues and brothers have come here to express solidarity and to also sympathise with the government and people of Lagos State,” he said.