Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, is saddened by the events that occurred in Lagos on Monday, 1st of November 2021.
A high-rise building under construction on Gerrard Road, Ikoyi, Lagos collapsed killing and injuring dozens of people.
While condoling with the families and relatives of all those who have died, injured or affected in the collapse. Osinbajo considers this painful loss of lives a horrible tragedy.
The vice president also described as an obviously sponsored falsehood regarding the building allegedly published by an online medium on Thursday.
Laolu Akande, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media & Publicity
Office of the Vice President in a statement Osinbsjo did not own the said land.
“He has also never been involved, in any shape or form, in the development of this or any other land since he became vice president.
“At no time whatsoever did the VP buys this or any other piece of land from Chief Michael Ade. Ojo, or entered into any transaction for the sale of that land or any other piece of land from Chief Ade. Ojo or anyone for that matter.
“All property and assets owned by the vice president have been publicly declared.
The vice president restates categorically that he had no interest whatsoever, and has never had any interest, either legally or beneficially, in the land, the building or development.
“The wickedness and viciousness of a lie that seeks to utilise a tragedy where so many people have lost their lives, even as rescue efforts are ongoing, and in wanton disregard to the feelings and untold grief of their loved ones for political gain, reveals a dangerous desperation, as well as the heartlessness of the perpetrators of such despicable lies.
Akande said the vice president had referred the disgraceful publication to his lawyers for prompt legal action.