Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has threatened to deal decisively with any government official caught sabotaging his government at whatever capacity.
The Governor said this on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, at the second edition of the Lagos Real Estate Market Place Conference and Exhibition which held at the Expo Hall, Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos State, with the theme: LAGOS: 21st Century Real Estate Investment Hub.
Mr Sanwo-Olu talked tough while attempting questions on the ill-fated Gerard Road building collapse that left scores of people dead and many families bereaved.
“Somebody also raised a motion on the issue of the very unfortunate Gerrard Road incident which we have launched a panel to look into and we are expecting the report very soon. But I dare say that a month before that incident, we had launched a certificate of completion and a certificate of fit for habitation with LABCA.
“Meaning that anybody that is raising a property up to a certain number will need to get a certificate of completion and a certificate of fit for habitation. These are some of the prevention measures from the regulatory points of view.
“We know that on the side of this city, there will be people that will want to cut corners, and we also know that there are officers that have brought us down and reduced our name.
“We are not going to stand here and say that everybody that has worked for us is holy but we are dealing with them and so, these are issues that we all are going to battle together.
“So, once we set up a calling system and say REPORT, people should trust us and make this report because it is when we get those feedbacks that we can deal with those issues and we can create a better system out of it.
“And I’m using this opportunity to also express my disappointment in some government officials that want to sabotage my government. I will not only be ruthless, I will look for you and I will make sure that you have no place in my government because this is an agency that wants to work for everyone, the governor said.”
The event came to a close on Wednesday, December 8, 2021, with key decisions set to be made on the landlord-tenancy agreement in Lagos.