Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has condoled with the government and people of Lagos state over the building collapse that claimed dozens of lives in Ikoyi.
Ortom also sent his heartfelt sympathy to the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and the families of victims of the Ikoyi building.
The Benue state governor noted that efforts must be made to bring the violators of the building collapse to book to serve as a deterrent.
“The incident is unfortunate and shocking, especially at a time like this.
“Relevant agencies must carry out proper investigations to ascertain the cause of the collapse,” Ortom said in a statement by his chief press secretary Nathaniel Ikyur.
Meanwhile, the death toll in the 21-storey building that collapsed on Monday on Gerrard Road, in the Ikoyi area of Lagos State, has increased to 38.
The building crumbled around 2 pm when workers were on the site.
Many people were trapped in the rubble, including the Managing Director, Fourscore Heights Limited, Mr Femi Osibona, who owned the building.