Idris Salako Resigns as Lagos Commissioner Amid Incessant Building Collapse
By Aduragbemi Omiyale
The Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development in Lagos State, Mr Idris Salako, has resigned his appointment, a statement from the state government has revealed.
Mr Salako resigned from office 24 hours after a seven-storey building collapsed in the Victoria Island area of the state.
In the statement signed by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Gbenga Omotoso, on Monday, it was disclosed that the resignation has been accepted by the Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
“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,” the statement said.
Lagos State has recently witnessed the collapse of buildings, especially under construction and these have raised concerns over the ability of the government to regulate the sector.