Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Fashola Calls for Patience on Synagogue Building Collapse Investigation – See What He Said !

Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State on
Monday said the government would follow due
process in the investigation of the September
12th building collapse at the Synagogue Church
of Nations, Ikotun, near Lagos.
Fashola made the statement while receiving
members of the Nigerian Institute of Town
Planners in Ikeja.
He said the government would not yield to
pressure from some Nigerians, who wanted
immediate action on the incident but would act
methodically on the issue.
Fashola said most of the pronouncements made
on the incident did not reflect what actually
happened and called on people to stop making
comments that could confuse the situation.
“On this issue, we are going to act methodically.
We are going to act in a civilized manner. This is
what we discussed at the State Executive Council
“We are not going to, without evidence, say this
person has done wrong. Investigations are
always painstaking and are done through
scientific processes.
“This is the way that every civilized society
develops. And we must assume that all the
necessary provisions of law will be complied
with. That is our track record here and nothing
less will happen in this case,” he said.
Fashola described NITP as the state’s partner in
progress and said his administration would
continue to work with the association in ending
the menace of building collapse in the state.
Steve Onu , NITP National President, commended
Fashola for his many interventionist strides in the
He said the association would continue to
partner with the state in the area of
infrastructural planning and environmental
On the Synagogue building collapse, Onu urged
the state government to ensure that a thorough
investigation was carried out to unearth the
culprits of the disaster.
“This is a good opportunity at getting insight into
the incidence of building collapse and know
whether it happened by technical or natural
occurrence,” he said.

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