The Lagos State Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Dr. Idris Salako resigned his appointment barely 24 hours after the collapse of 7-storey building in the Lekki area of the state, killing at least 5 people so far with fears that more bodies will be recovered from the site.
The resignation of the commissioner was confirmed in a statement issued on Monday by the Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotosho, who said that this is a prelude to the restructuring of the ministry and its agencies.
Although it was unclear if Salako resigned immediately after the collapse happened, Omotosho noted that the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, accepted his resignation.
The statement from Omotosho reads, “The Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, has accepted the resignation of the Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Dr. Idris Salako. This is a prelude to the restructuring of the Ministry and its agencies.
‘’Governor Sanwo-Olu thanks the Commissioner for his services to the State and wishes him success in his future endeavours.
‘’The Governor warns all players in the sector to respect the law or face the consequences of any indiscretion, no matter who the perpetrators are.’’