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What Buhari said about the Lagos collapsed building

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President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to the Lagos collapsed building incident which took place in Ita-Faji Lagos Island on Wednesday.

In a statement released on Twitter, President Buhari expressed sadness at the news and charged the Lagos State government to do everything needed to avert a reoccurrence.

He tweeted:

“I’m extremely saddened by the news of the collapsed building in Itafaaji area of Lagos. It touches one to lose precious lives in any kind of mishap, particularly those so young and tender. May God grant everyone affected by this sad incident fortitude and succour.

I charge the Lagos State Government to do all that is needful, so that such tragic developments do not recur.”

The collapsed building is a three storey which had a school at the last floor and residential apartments in other floors.

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Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), as well as other security agencies immediately rushed down to the site to rescue victims of the collapse.

The list of survivors, obtained on Wednesday evening, shows 41 names, five of whom are unnamed.

It comprises of 22 females, 17 males and two persons whose gender was not listed.


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