Lagos Government Fires Top Officers Over Collapsed Building

Following the Lekki building that collapsed some day back, killing over thirty people, Akinwunmi Ambode, Lagos State Governor, has dismissed Adeigbe Olushola, the General Manager of the Lagos State Building Control Agency, Adeoye Adeyemi, the Head of Inspection and Quality Control in the Agency; and Dosunmu Gbadebo, the Zonal District Officer in the Agency and Sherifat Akinde, the Zonal Head of Eti-Osa West of LASBCA, was compulsorily retired from the Civil Service.

Via a statement issued by Olabowale Ademola on Monday, the dismissed public servants, were indicted of negligence, which according to the governor, is an act of misconduct under the Public Service Rule 040401, the Lagos State government said.

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Rule 040401 of the Public Service act of misconduct states inter alia: ‘a willful act of omission or general misconduct to the scandal of the pubic or to the prejudice of discipline and proper administration of the State Government” should be visited with dismissal from the Public Service in line with the Public Service Rule 040503.

It was also made know that the dismissal of the officers came as a result of the recommendations of the Personnel Management Board to Mr. Ambode, who was “personally grieved by the high number of fatalities that occurred as a result of the building collapse”.

It was earlier noted that the collapsed building had been sealed after it emerged that the building contractors “brazenly violated” an approval to construct a three storey structure.

 

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