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COREN says collapse of 21-story Lagos building caused by engineering failure

The Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) says the collapse of the Lagos 21-story building in Ikoyi was caused by engineering failure.


The Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) says the collapse of the Lagos 21-story building in Ikoyi was caused by engineering failure.

Mr Ali Rabiu, the President of COREN, disclosed this at the submission of a report by the Special Investigations Panel of the Collapsed 21-story building in Ikoyi Lagos on Thursday, in Abuja according to NAN.

COREN had set up a special panel to investigate the collapse of the building in November 2021 at Ikoyi killing 46 persons, including the owners, and rescue of 15 alive who were workers at the site.

Mr Rabiu assured the panel that COREN would ensure that the recommendations were implemented by the government in line with its mandate.

“Two things might be learnt from the exercise going forward after seeing what went wrong, adding that measures would be taken to correct the anomalies.” The COREN boss said.

According to him, COREN will sanction negligence by practitioners if there is any engineer or any engineering practitioner involved in this collapse.

“I want to assure you that COREN will by the mandate given to it by the act, ensure that such practitioners are sanctioned in accordance with the law.

“And, where they are not practitioners and they are found involved, we will ensure that we prosecute them in the court of competent jurisdiction.

“But in the meantime, the report will be forwarded to the appropriate organs of government and an executive summary and advice on the implementation of your recommendations.

“Once again, I want to use this opportunity to console the people of Lagos state for what happened and we pray that such never happens again,’’ he said.

George Okoroma who is the chairman of the panel, while submitting the report, said the panel had completed its task.

Mr Okoroma said that the report was given to the COREN President and government to study, before making it available to the public.

He said that the report had been carefully documented and would be presented to COREN for them to study and after which it would be made public.

It was mandated to carry out a comprehensive inquisition on the remote and/or immediate cause(s) of the collapse among other terms of reference.


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