- Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has responded to the recent building collapse in the Ebutte-Metta area of Lagos State
- The President issued a statement through his media adviser Femi Adesina lamented the frequent building collapses in the country.
- Although the search and rescue operation on the ground is still ongoing, Buhari expressed his dismay at the incident that the development so far has been embarrassing
On Monday, May 2nd, President Muhammadu Buhari expressed his condolences to the families of those who died and were injured in the collapse of the building in the Ebute Metta area in Lagos state, with search and rescue operations at the site still ongoing.
He also bemoaned the “embarrassing” frequency of building collapses in the country , reports The Punch.
This happened after Sunday giving in 32, Ib. a three storey building collapsed adan Street, Ebute Metta, Lagos.
The President’s Message
Buhari’s message of condolences is contained in a statement issued Monday from His Special Advisor for Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina.
The President, affected by the sad incident, has urged stakeholders to work with professionals to halt the trend The Nation added.
He therefore wished the injured a speedy recovery and prayed for divine help in the ongoing search and rescue operations.
< h2>Another three storey building collapses in Lagos
This is just one of many that has happened recently. In February, a three-story building under construction collapsed in Lagos state. The collapsed building was located on Akanbi Crescent in the Yaba area of Lagos State.
The building collapsed into another building next to it. According to an eyewitness, part of the building collapsed late last year, but work was not halted.
A resident at 29 Lawani Street, a street away from the scene, according to reports a spokesman for the incident claimed their car was damaged when part of the building collapsed last year, but work continued despite police involvement.
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The wife of a civil engineer of the Ikoyi Tower that recently collapsed has cried out about the lack of knowledge her husband’s whereabouts.
By sharing her past experience with The Punch, she said she needed to know exactly what her husband’s status was.