A statement by Mukaila Sanusi, the ministry’s spokesman, said the commissioner sympathised with those affected by the collapse.
Mr Oki said the developers did not have building plan approvals and did not have layout approvals.
He explained that the state government had issued several notices of demolition to the illegal occupants of the area for over five years.
He said that the incident occurred at about 11:30 a.m.
On Sunday, traders in the market alleged that the Lagos government did not give any prior notice before commencing the demolition.
According to him, government was taking proactive step and will demolish about 17 of the buildings which were not part of the 349 widely publicised for demolition.
The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) has confirmed the death of an adult male in a building collapse in Ikeja.
The Lagos government on Thursday appealed to artisans, developers, and built environment professionals to support initiatives to reduce building collapse
The state government has directed the adjoining building be demolished for safety reasons.
Mr Salako said a preliminary report of the collapse suggested that a section of the building disintegrated due to excess weight.