According to him, Commissioner, Omotayo Bamgbose-Martins, has visited the site of the four-floor building, which is said to be about 40 years old.
The Lagos State Government has said it is investigating the partial collapse of an old building on 2/4 Oye Sonuga Street, Palm groove, Mushin area of the state.
The Deputy Director, Public Affairs Physical Planning and Urban Development, Mukaila Sanusi disclosed this in statement on Friday.
According to him, Commissioner, Omotayo Bamgbose-Martins, has visited the site of the four-floor building, which is said to be about 40 years old on Friday.
He said that the Commissioner had directed that the adjoining building should be pulled down immediately to forestall further collapse and for safety reasons.
Sanusi, however, noted that efforts were on to rescue those who might have been trapped in the rubble.
"The Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA) and the Lagos State Materials Testing Laboratory have been directed to unravel the cause of the collapse. The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency is leading the rescue operations."
SaharaReporters had earlier reported that the State Emergency Management Agency, had confirmed that two persons including a child whose identities were yet-to-be identified had been rescued in the rubble.