by Godwin Akanfe
Lagos governor, Babatunde Fashola, has expressed his government’s willingness to follow due process as it carries out an investigation into the 12 September building collapse at the Synagogue Church of Nations, Ikotun, Lagos.
While receiving members of the Nigerian Institute of Town Planners in Ikeja, NITP, Fashola said his government would not act hastily on the issue, due to its sensitive nature, but would rather act methodically.
“On this issue, we are going to act methodically. We are going to act in a civilised manner. This is what we discussed at the State Executive Council today. We are not going to, without evidence, say this person has done wrong. Investigations are always painstaking and are done through scientific processes.”
He also assured that all laws would be compiled with in the course of the investigation into T.B Joshua’s church.
“This is the way that every civilised society develops. And we must assume that all the necessary provisions of law will be complied with. That is our track record here and nothing less will happen in this case.”