Bukola Salami, a former teacher of Ohen Nursery and Primary School which was in the last floor of the collapsed building in Ita-Faji area of Lagos island, has spoken up concerning the incident.
According to Bukola Salami, she resigned from the school when she discovered that the building was always shaking.
“I worked in the school for six months and I resigned last December because the building was shaking. When I was in the school, I used to hear sounds as if someone was throwing stones from the walls. The building cracks and the walls shake at times.
The owner of the school however failed to heed her advice to relocate the school when she brought her notice to it.
“I told the school owner about my observations, I told her to relocate the school elsewhere, but she said there was no money for the school to be relocated. I resigned last year because of the fear that someday the building might collapse”, she said.
The building which also housed residential apartments had been marked for demolition by authorities. It collapsed on Wednesday killing 20 persons including some pupils of the school.
However, 40 people were rescued alive and are currently recuperating at a hospital.