Oyogist.com has learned that Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Dr Obafemi Hamzat, has visited the scene of the skyscraper which collapse in the Ikoyi area of the state on Monday.
Oyogist had earlier reported that many people were feared trapped as a 25- storey building still under construction collapsed a few minutes past 2 pm on Gerard Road in the affluent neighbourhood.
The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency stated that first responders were on the way to rescue those stuck in the rubble.
Hamzat also assured the people that the government would do what it can to rescue all those stuck in the building.
Speaking with an unidentified woman who claimed that her cousin was stuck in the building, the deputy governor stated they were trying to ensure the swift response of heavy-duty equipment to begin the rescue operation.
The cause of the building collapse is yet to be ascertained.