Ikoyi building collapse: Buhari reacts to tragedy in Lagos

Ikoyi building

President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with the families of those involved in the building collapse at Ikoyi, Lagos State.

He sent his condolence in a statement signed by his spokesman, Femi Adesina.

At least 10 persons were feared dead on Monday, when a 21-storey building collapsed on Gerard Road in the Ikoyi area of Lagos State.

Buhari has urged authorities to beef up rescue operations as some are still trapped under the rubble.

The statement read, “President Muhammadu Buhari commiserates with families who have lost loved ones in the 22 storey building collapse in Lagos, while some are still trapped.

“President Buhari shares the sad moment with people and Government of Lagos State, urging authorities to step up efforts in rescue operations, while emergency institutions, including hospitals, should provide all the necessary support to safeguard lives of the rescued.

“The President prays for God’s intervention in the ongoing rescue operations.”

The Lagos state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotosho, in a statement, has said rescue agencies were on the ground to save those under the rubble.

He added that Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu had ordered an investigation into the incident, adding that a report of the probe would be made public.

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