Governor Sanwo-Olu gave this directive on Thursday in a statement issued by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Gbenga Omotoso, a copy of which was made available to newsmen covering Alausa, Ikeja.
The governor also directed that all flags be flown at half-mast in public and private buildings, while official engagements would be cancelled during the mourning period.
“Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has declared three days of mourning over the Ikoyi building collapse, which occurred on Monday. No fewer than 32 persons are believed to have died in the incident.
“All flags are to be flown at half-mast in public and private buildings and official engagements cancelled during the mourning period,” the statement said.
The statement said the state government, once again, commiserated with all those who lost their loved ones in the unfortunate incident, disclosing that Gover- nor Sanwo-Olu had visited the site thrice to encourage the rescuers and con- sole relations of those who were believed to have been trapped in the building.
According to Omotoso, the governor was on a visit to the hospital on Thursday to cheer up those injured before swearing in a six-man panel of inquiry headed by Mr Toyin Ayinde, president, Nigerian Institute of Town Planners, to find out why the building went down and recommend measures to prevent such incidents. (Tribune)