The Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria,on Monday vowed to unravel the immediate and remote causes of the collapse of the six-storey building belonging to the Synagogue Church of All Nations in Ikotun, Lagos.
The council, in a statement issued in Abuja and signed by its President, Engr. Kashim Ali, said it had mobilized its team of Engineering Regulation Monitoring Inspectors to visit the site of the collapsed building.
It said while preliminary report of the visit had been received and is being processed, a more detailed investigation is ongoing.
The statement reads in part, “Council wishes to commiserate with the Executive Governor, the Government and people of Lagos State over the loss of lives and properties as a result of this unfortunate incident.
“Council also wishes to commiserate with the Founder and General Overseer of the Church, Prophet T. B. Joshua and his congregation over this unfortunate loss.
“COREN, on getting the news of the collapse, immediately mobilized its team of Engineering Regulation Monitoring Inspectors to visit the site.
“The preliminary report of the visit has been received and this is being processed while a more detailed investigation is ongoing.
“Council wishes to assure Nigerians that the immediate and remote causes of the collapse will be revealed.”
While the statement commended the Lagos State Government for the prompt action taken to rescue some of those trapped in the rubbles, it said the institute will continue to partner with the government to minimise the incidence of collapsed building in Nigeria.
It also urged the public to always engage qualified professionals in the execution of their construction projects.